Promotion D-Days for United pair
It is a huge weekend for Manchester United loanees James Garner and Nathan Bishop as the EFL campaign draws to a close with two play-off finals at Wembley.
Sunderland have already been promoted from League One to the Championship, courtesy of a 2-0 victory over Wycombe Wanderers last weekend, and the remaining two finals take place today (Saturday) and tomorrow.
The big Championship clash kicks off at 16:30 BST on Sunday afternoon, as Nottingham Forest face Huddersfield Town with a Premier League spot up for grabs.
Often described as the 'most lucrative game in football', the final allows Forest to complete a remarkable turnaround since Steve Cooper's appointment as manager, as they were in the relegation zone in the early part of the season.
Garner has been a vital part of the progress, performing with real maturity and responsibility in a key midfield role, and he helped his loan club overcome Sheffield United in the semi-final, with a penalty shoot-out eventually required to decide the outcome.
The United Academy graduate, named in the England Under-21s squad again this week, has played 48 times this term for Forest, in his second loan stint at The City Ground, and has four league goals to go with a string of assists.
In today's final, Mansfield Town meet Port Vale with the two clubs bidding to climb out of League Two in a special day out for both sets of supporters.
The contest kicks off at 16:00 BST with goalkeeper Bishop set to start for the Stags, after making an impressive 52 appearances for his loan club in 2021/22.
The 22-year-old will be hoping to shut out Vale, whose main threats include former United striker James Wilson, who scored in both legs of their semi-final against Swindon Town.
Bishop was the only player to start all of Mansfield's league games and he was excellent in keeping a clean sheet in the 1-0 away win at Northampton Town in the semi-final, as his side clinched a 3-1 aggregate success.
Stags boss Nigel Clough will lead his men out at Wembley in a bid to end the season on a real high.
We'd like to wish James, Nathan and both Nottinghamshire clubs the best of luck this weekend!