2015–16 Football League One

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Football League One
Season2015–16
Champions Wigan Athletic
(2nd divisional title)
Promoted Wigan Athletic
Burton Albion
Barnsley
Relegated Doncaster Rovers
Blackpool
Colchester United
Crewe Alexandra
Matches played552
Goals scored1,457 (2.64 per match)
Top goalscorer Will Grigg (25 goals)
Biggest home win Chesterfield 7–1 Shrewsbury Town (2 January 2016)
Coventry City 6–0 Bury (13 February 2016)
Scunthorpe United 6–0 Swindon Town (28 March 2016)
Biggest away win Crewe Alexandra 0–5 Coventry City (2 January 2016)
Longest winning run Barnsley (7 matches)
Longest unbeaten run Wigan Athletic (20 matches)
Longest winless run Colchester United (19 matches)
Longest losing run Colchester United (9 matches)
Highest attendance24,777 [1]
Sheffield United 3–1 Bradford City
(28 December 2015)
Lowest attendance1,767 [2]
Rochdale 1–0 Fleetwood Town
(23 February 2016)
2016–17

The 2015–16 Football League One (referred to as the Sky Bet League One for sponsorship reasons) was the 12th season of the Football League One under its current title and the 23rd season under its current league division format. The season began on 8 August 2015, and concluded on 8 May 2016. [3]

Contents

Changes from last season

Team changes

The following teams have changed division since the 2014–15 season.

To League One

Promoted from League Two

Relegated from Championship

From League One

Relegated to League Two

Promoted to Championship

Team overview

Stadia and locations

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Greater Manchester League One football clubs
TeamLocationStadiumCapacity [4]
Barnsley Barnsley Oakwell 23,009
Blackpool Blackpool Bloomfield Road 16,750
Bradford City Bradford Valley Parade 25,136
Burton Albion Burton-upon-Trent Pirelli Stadium 6,912
Bury Bury Gigg Lane 11,840
Chesterfield Chesterfield Proact Stadium 10,400
Colchester United Colchester Weston Homes Community Stadium 10,105
Coventry City Coventry Ricoh Arena 32,500
Crewe Alexandra Crewe Gresty Road 10,066
Doncaster Rovers Doncaster Keepmoat Stadium 15,231
Fleetwood Town Fleetwood Highbury Stadium 5,311
Gillingham Gillingham Priestfield Stadium 11,582
Millwall London (South Bermondsey) The Den 20,146
Oldham Athletic Oldham Boundary Park 13,512
Peterborough United Peterborough Abax Stadium 14,319
Port Vale Stoke-on-Trent Vale Park 18,947
Rochdale Rochdale Spotland Stadium 10,249
Scunthorpe United Scunthorpe Glanford Park 9,183
Sheffield United Sheffield Bramall Lane 32,702
Shrewsbury Town Shrewsbury New Meadow 9,875
Southend United Southend Roots Hall 12,392
Swindon Town Swindon County Ground 15,728
Walsall Walsall Bescot Stadium 11,300
Wigan Athletic Wigan DW Stadium 25,138

Managerial changes

TeamOutgoing managerManner of departureDate of vacancyPosition in tableIncoming managerDate of appointment
Blackpool Lee Clark Resigned9 May 2015 [5] Pre-season Neil McDonald 2 June 2015 [6]
Chesterfield Paul Cook Signed by Portsmouth12 May 2015 [7] Dean Saunders 13 May 2015 [8]
Sheffield United Nigel Clough Sacked25 May 2015 [9] Nigel Adkins 2 June 2015 [10]
Peterborough United Dave Robertson 6 September 2015 [11] 20th Graham Westley 21 September 2015 [12]
Doncaster Rovers Paul Dickov 8 September 2015 [13] 17th Rob Jones (interim)8 September 2015 [13]
Oldham Athletic Darren Kelly 12 September 2015 [14] 19th David Dunn (interim)13 September 2015 [14]
Oldham Athletic David Dunn (interim)Change of contract7 October 2015 [15] 18th David Dunn 7 October 2015 [15]
Doncaster Rovers Rob Jones End of interim16 October 201520th Darren Ferguson 16 October 2015 [16]
Chesterfield Dean Saunders Sacked28 November 201516th Danny Wilson 24 December 2015 [17]
Walsall Dean Smith Signed by Brentford30 November 20154th John Ward (interim)30 November 2015 [18]
Burton Albion Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink Signed by QPR4 December 2015 [19] 1st Nigel Clough 5 December 2015 [20]
Walsall John Ward (interim)End of interim18 December 20153rd Sean O'Driscoll 18 December 2015 [21]
Oldham Athletic David Dunn Sacked12 January 201622nd John Sheridan 13 January 2016 [22]
Scunthorpe United Mark Robins Sacked16 January 201613th Graham Alexander 22 March 2016 [23]
Barnsley Lee Johnson Signed by Bristol City6 February 2016 [24] 12th Paul Heckingbottom (caretaker)12 February 2016
Walsall Sean O'Driscoll Sacked6 March 2016 [25] 4th John Whitney (interim)7 March 2016 [26]
Peterborough United Graham Westley 23 April 2016 [27] 14th Grant McCann 23 April 2016

League table

PosTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPtsPromotion, qualification or relegation
1 Wigan Athletic (C, P)46241578245+3787Promotion to the Football League Championship
2 Burton Albion (P)462510115737+2085
3 Walsall 462412107149+2284Qualification for the League One play-offs [lower-alpha 1]
4 Millwall 46249137349+2481
5 Bradford City 462311125540+1580
6 Barnsley (O, P)46228167054+1674
7 Scunthorpe United 462111146047+1374
8 Coventry City 461912156749+1869
9 Gillingham 461912157156+1569
10 Rochdale 461912156861+769
11 Sheffield United 461812166459+566
12 Port Vale 461811175658265
13 Peterborough United 46196218273+963
14 Southend United 461611195864659
15 Swindon Town 461611196471759
16 Bury [lower-alpha 2] 4616121856731757
17 Oldham Athletic 4612181644581454
18 Chesterfield 461582358701253
19 Fleetwood Town 461215195256451
20 Shrewsbury Town 4613112258792150
21 Doncaster Rovers (R)4611132248641646Relegation to League Two
22 Blackpool (R)4612102440632346
23 Colchester United (R)469132457994240
24 Crewe Alexandra (R)467132646833734
Updated to match(es) played on 1 July 2016. Source: BBC Sport
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Number of goals scored
(C) Champion; (O) Play-off winner; (P) Promoted; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. Four teams play for one spot and promotion to Football League Championship.
  2. Bury were deducted 3 points for playing the unregistered Callum Styles against Southend United on 8 May. [28]

Play-offs

 Semi-finalsFinal
           
3 Walsall 011 
6 Barnsley 336 
   6 Barnsley 3
  4 Millwall 1
4 Millwall 314
5 Bradford City 112 

Results

Home \ Away BAR BLP BRA BRT BRY CHF COL COV CRE DON FLE GIL MIL OLD PET PTV ROC SCU SHU SHR STD SWI WAL WIG
Barnsley 4–20–01–03–01–22–22–01–21–00–12–02–12–11–01–26–10–01–11–20–24–10–20–2
Blackpool 1–10–11–21–12–00–10–12–00–21–01–01–10–02–00–10–25–00–02–32–01–00–40–4
Bradford City 0–11–02–02–12–01–20–02–02–12–11–21–01–00–21–02–21–02–21–12–01–04–01–1
Burton Albion 0–01–03–11–11–05–11–20–03–32–12–12–10–02–12–01–02–10–01–21–01–00–01–1
Bury 0–04–30–01–01–05–22–10–01–03–40–11–31–13–11–00–01–21–02–23–22–22–32–2
Chesterfield 3–11–10–11–23–03–31–13–11–10–01–31–21–20–14–20–00–30–37–13–00–41–42–3
Colchester United 2–32–22–00–30–11–11–32–34–11–12–10–00–01–42–11–22–21–20–00–21–44–43–3
Coventry City 4–30–01–00–26–01–00–13–22–21–24–12–11–13–21–00–11–23–13–02–20–01–12–0
Crewe Alexandra 1–21–20–11–13–31–21–10–53–11–10–11–31–01–50–02–02–31–01–21–21–31–11–1
Doncaster Rovers 2–10–10–10–01–13–02–02–03–22–02–21–11–11–21–20–20–10–10–10–02–21–23–1
Fleetwood Town 0–20–01–14–02–00–14–00–12–00–02–12–11–12–01–21–12–12–20–01–15–10–11–3
Gillingham 2–12–13–00–33–11–21–00–03–01–05–11–23–32–10–22–02–14–02–31–10–01–22–0
Millwall 2–33–00–02–01–00–24–10–41–12–01–00–33–03–03–13–10–21–03–10–22–00–10–0
Oldham Athletic 1–21–01–20–10–11–01–10–21–01–21–02–11–21–51–12–32–41–11–12–52–01–01–1
Peterborough United 3–25–10–40–12–32–02–13–13–04–02–11–15–31–22–31–20–21–31–10–01–21–12–3
Port Vale 0–12–01–10–41–03–22–01–13–03–00–01–10–21–11–14–11–12–12–03–11–00–53–2
Rochdale 3–03–01–32–13–02–33–10–02–22–21–01–10–10–02–02–12–12–03–24–12–21–20–2
Scunthorpe United 2–00–10–21–02–11–13–01–02–02–01–00–00–01–10–41–01–10–12–11–06–00–11–1
Sheffield United 0–02–03–10–11–32–02–31–03–23–13–00–01–23–02–31–03–20–22–42–21–12–00–2
Shrewsbury Town 0–32–01–10–12–01–24–22–10–11–21–12–21–20–13–41–12–02–21–21–20–11–31–5
Southend United 2–11–00–13–14–10–13–03–01–10–32–21–10–40–12–11–02–22–13–10–10–10–20–0
Swindon Town 0–13–24–10–10–11–01–22–24–32–01–11–32–21–21–22–22–12–10–23–04–22–11–4
Walsall 1–31–12–12–00–11–22–12–11–12–03–13–20–31–12–02–00–30–01–12–11–01–11–2
Wigan Athletic 1–40–11–00–13–03–15–01–01–00–02–13–22–20–01–13–01–03–03–31–04–11–00–0
Updated to match(es) played on 7 May 2016. Source: BBC Sport
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Top scorers

RankPlayerClubGoals [29]
1 Will Grigg Wigan Athletic25
2 Nicky Ajose Swindon Town24
3 Sam Winnall Barnsley23
4 Billy Sharp Sheffield United21
5 Paddy Madden Scunthorpe United20
Adam Armstrong Coventry City
Lee Gregory Millwall
8 Tom Bradshaw Walsall17
9 Steve Morison Millwall16
10 Leon Clarke Bury15

Monthly awards

Month Manager of the Month Player of the Month Reference
ManagerClubPlayerClub
August Dean Smith Walsall Adam Armstrong Coventry City [30] [31]
September Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink Burton Albion Peter Vincenti Rochdale [32] [33]
October Mark Robins Scunthorpe United Aiden O'Brien Millwall [34] [35]
November Graham Westley Peterborough United Jacob Murphy Coventry City [36] [37]
December Nigel Adkins Sheffield United Andy Williams Doncaster Rovers [38] [39]
January Lee Johnson Barnsley Sam Winnall Barnsley [40] [41]
February Gary Caldwell Wigan Athletic Jordan Archer Millwall [42] [43]
March Paul Heckingbottom Barnsley Sullay Kaikai Shrewsbury Town [44] [45]
April Graham Alexander Scunthorpe United Will Grigg Wigan Athletic [46] [47]

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