Saunders backed for Rovers return

Will Dean Saunders be in a Rovers tracksuit again soon?
Will Dean Saunders be in a Rovers tracksuit again soon?
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Sheffield Wednesday are 50/1 for the title next season after they maintained their Championship status following a comfortable 2-0 win over Middlesbrough who had retired for the season about the end of February.

Bolton could only draw with Blackpool and so surrendered the final play-off spot to Leicester who sneaked a five-goal thriller at the City Ground.

Bolton are 10/1 for the 2013/14 Championship with Forest 12s and Leeds 16s. QPR are 5/1 favourites with Reading 10s although neither make much appeal with their current squads.

Doncaster Rovers remain 100/1 for the title but of more immediate interest is the market on who will be the next Rovers manager; after the sacking of Dean Saunders at Wolves some punters put one and one together and made three it would appear and the Welshman was backed from 40s to 2s for a Rovers Return. Saunders is currently 4/1 behind Paul Dickov, a very uneasy favourite at even money with Terry Butcher 6s, Owen Coyle 8s and 25s Bar.

Barnsley at one stage were playing League One football next season but their 2-2 draw at Huddersfield was enough to preserve their Championship status and they too are 100/1 for the 2013/14 yitle. The Championship play-offs begin tonight and we must make Leicester City favourites although Brighton are, arguably, the form team and the 9/4 for the Seagulls to be playing in the Premier League is the shout especially as they play arch-rivals Palace who limped into the play-offs despite winning their final game of the season against Peterborough which was enough to send Posh down.

Wolves are the 4/1 favourites at BetVictor to be crowned League 1 winners next term with Sheffield United 8s, the same price as the two other relegated sides from the Championship Bristol City and Peterborough.

The market to be next Blades boss appeared to take a decisive twist on Tuesday when Oxford boss Chris Wilder was backed into 1/10 to be the next manager at Bramall Lane.

These markets can be very volatile and the 45-year-old former Blades player is now out to 7/2 to be the new Blades boss with Stuart McCall into even money favouritism and nibbles for Gareth Southgate who is 6/1.

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