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Stags 11/5 For Promotion As Leaders Falter

League 2 TrophyLuton remain the red-hot favourites to win League Two – at Evens generally – but they were one of 7 of the top 8 teams who failed to win on Saturday, as they were held to a draw by Cheltenham’s 97th minute equaliser at Whaddon Road.

Of the top eight, Exeter were the only winners, with Paul Tisdale’s side moving above Luton into third place, just a point behind leaders Notts County. Just nine points separate the top 13 teams in the section, with ante-post title favourites Mansfield Town currently at the bottom end of that range.

Steve Evans’ side were 11/2 to top the division at the start of the season, but they are now out to 20/1 with Paddy Power after an inconsistent start to the campaign. However, there are signs that the Stags’ much-changed squad is beginning to gel, with Saturday’s 1-0 win at Coventry extending their unbeaten run in all competitions to seven games. Their next seven league games are all against teams currently in the bottom half of the table, giving them a great opportunity to gain some momentum by the turn of the year. Now might be the ideal time to back them at 11/5 with William Hill to be promoted.

All odds quoted are subject to change