BOURNEMOUTH

Andy says: "Although his knees will dictate how big a role Steve Fletcher can play for The Cherries this season, I think it was a massive boost when it was announced he was staying with the club after speaking to manager Paul Groves over the summer. His experience will be priceless and whether it's on the pitch or in a coaching capacity, I'm sure he'll be a big, positive influence on the team. Bournemouth's Achilles Heel last season was scoring league goals at home and they will need to improve on their poor record of 23 in 23 games at Dean Court - or the Goldsands Stadium as it's now called - last season if they want to make any impression on the top half of the table. The answer could well be Matt Tubbs, who they signed from Crawley Town in January. The striker was prolific for The Reds but only found the back of the net once in seven appearances last season but if he can get his scoring boots on this year, The Cherries will be absolutely fine. There were a few grumbles from the fans when Groves got the job in the summer on a permanent basis after taking over from Lee Bradbury as caretaker in March and while he may not have been a universally popular choice, he should be judged after a full season in charge. He only won two in eight as temporary boss but he seems to have a good relationship with the chairman and that's vital if the team is going to be successful."

Andy's Prediction: 13th
Last Season: 11th

BRENTFORD

Andy says: "The Bees weren't far off making the play-offs last season and will be desperate to go one better this term. They were six points shy of what was required and their target will inevitably be to strengthen the squad, improve on their points tally and see where that gets them. They've signed a few new faces and I'm particularly looking forward to seeing the young lad from Northern Ireland called Stuart Dallas. He's got one cap for his country and the reports are he's got bags of pace and a real eye for goal. The lad says it's a dream come true to play for Brentford, he's still only 21 and he could prove to be a real and inexpensive find for The Bees. Alongside Clayton Donaldson, who had an impressive record in his three seasons with Crewe, I think if the pair can settle quickly together and build up a rapport, Brentford will delighted. This season will be Uwe Rosler's second in charge and I think he should be pretty pleased with the job he's done so far at Griffin Park. He had a few ups and downs last season but he was always larger than life as a player and he has continued in the same vein as a manager. It's his first job in England and it's definitely a case of so far, so good for the German."

Andy's Prediction: 7th
Last Season: 9th

BURY

Andy says: "Losing your manager on the eve of a season is absolutely awful timing, so Bury must be reeling from the departure of Richie Barker to npower League 1 rivals Crawley Town. How will the players react to a change at the top so close to the new campaign? Personally I thought Barker did an excellent job keeping Bury up last season after promotion from npower League 2 a year earlier, but will the new boss focus on reaching safety as soon as possible, or can they think about kicking on? Bury hit the 50-point mark relatively early last season and then tailed off disappointingly and I believe that initial good form raised the level of expectations unrealistically high among the fans. Now, after spending the summer reflecting on what the side did achieve, perhaps they will realise it was an excellent campaign after all. The new boss will definitely be looking at shoring up a defence that leaked 79 goals last season and if he can stop the flow of goals at one end, The Shakers can definitely expect to stay up and maybe a little more. To do that they will have to show more consistency over the whole season and cut out the silly mistakes at the back.
The key for me will be keeping Andy Bishop fit. Eight goals in 40 npower League 1 games last season wasn't particularly world-beating form but Bury are not exactly renowned as a free-scoring side. He was still the team's top scorer in the league and it's important he makes another contribution like that again if The Shakers are going to take another step forward."

Andy's Prediction: 12th
Last Season: 14th

CARLISLE UNITED

Andy says: "I know Greg Abbott well from my time as Academy manager at Leeds United when he was part of the club's youth system and I know what a conscientious, dedicated and talented coach he is. For that reason, I'm confident he can improve on last season's eighth-place finish and get the Cumbrians into the play-offs this time. Greg's dedication has a tendency to rub off on his players and Carlisle will definitely be one of the division's most committed and well-prepared sides. They've signed Danny Cadamarteri from Huddersfield Town this summer and although he's getting towards the end of his career, I think he'll be an excellent addition to the squad. I worked with Danny at The Terriers and he's a brilliant lad both on and off the pitch. If he can stay fit, he'll score goals but he'll also be an important character in the dressing room with his wealth of experience at a number of big clubs. Midfielder James Berrett will also be influential. I had him at Huddersfield as well, he's fantastically versatile and at 23, he should be nearing the peak of his career. Carlisle also have a young striker by the name of Mark Beck who's only made a couple of first team appearances so far since signing as an apprentice but he's banging in the goals in pre-season and I'm looking forward to seeing how he goes if he gets his chance. He's still a teenager but could be a real gem."

Andy's Prediction: 6th
Last Season: 8th

COLCHESTER UNITED

Andy says: "I suspect this season will be a transitional one for Colchester United. They've lost three big players for them in the shape of Ben Williams, Steven Gillespie and Kayode Odejayi and the news that the club's new Under-21 side is going to be gradually integrated into the first team set-up suggests that John Ward and his coaching staff are looking to rebuild and consolidate. It's a bold and forward thinking move. As things stand, FIFA rules will ban emergency loan signings by 2014, so it seems to me the U's are planning ahead by ensuring they will have enough young players available in the future who can come in and cover for first team injuries as seamlessly as possible. It may not bear fruit this season but the club are trying to get ahead of the game and should be applauded for that. It's always encouraging when younger players have a chance of first team football and I hope it works for them. The good news is Colchester have managed to persuade Freddie Sears to come to the Community Stadium on a permanent basis. He had a decent loan spell with the side last season but had a year left on his contract with West Ham. Some other players may have been tempted to stay put, take the wages and wait for a free transfer so I admire Sears for showing a real appetite for playing and making the move happen. I hope he has a fine season."

Andy's Prediction: 15th
Last Season: 10th

COVENTRY CITY

Andy says: "The Sky Blues will be looking to bounce back as quickly as possible after the disappointment of relegation from the npower Championship but for the sake of Sky Blues fans, I hope no-one at the Ricoh Arena is under any illusions how tough this division is going to be. The question mark over any relegated team is how much confidence has been sapped by events the previous season and it definitely applies to Andy Thorn's side. They begin the campaign away to Yeovil Town, which could have been worse, and Coventry have to get some early momentum going or they risk trundling along in mid-table without ever really threatening the top six. They've managed to sign Reece Brown on a season-long loan deal from Manchester United and I think that could prove to be a bit of a coup. I know he's highly rated by the United reserve team manager Warren Joyce and he'll definitely benefit from regular games at this stage of his career. The Sky Blues have also brought Adam Barton from Preston North End, and Kevin Kilbane from Hull and that one for me is a very sensible move. He may be 35 but the Irishman is a fantastic professional and I'm sure he'll earn his money by helping the younger players and having a positive impact on the training ground. To be honest, Coventry have a relatively big squad for the division and over the course of a long, hard season, those kind of resources could be crucial."

Andy's Prediction: 14th
Last Season: 23rd in npower Championship

CRAWLEY TOWN

Andy says: "No doubt expectations are high at Crawley Town after two successive promotions but I've got a sneaking suspicion they might find this level of football a bit of a struggle. It wasn't the club's fault but it was a bit of a fiasco with the appointment of Sean O'Driscoll in May only for him to leave in July to take the Nottingham Forest job and that managerial upheaval definitely doesn't make for the best start in npower League 1. My old mate Steve Coppell is still behind-the-scenes at the Broadfield Stadium and he did a terrific job in persuading Richie Barker to swap life at Bury to take the reins at Crawley. There's little time for him to make an impact before the season, so he'll have to act fast now that he's on board. Of course, the club still have strong financial backing and it will be interesting to see how they cope without Matt Tubbs for the whole season. He left in January when signing for Bournemouth but he was still The Reds' top scorer with 18 and will not be easy to replace. So despite the hype, I envisage a tough season for Crawley and staying up would represent a good return in my view. They've been a club firmly on the up for a few years now but sometimes you have to be realistic and focus on consolidation."

Andy's Prediction: 16th
Last Season: 3rd in npower League 2

CREWE ALEXANDRA

Andy says: "The memories of winning promotion after beating Cheltenham Town in the play-off Final may have finally faded a little but I'm sure Steve Davis won't be resting on his laurels as he prepares for life in npower League 1. He's a very ambitious manager and although I don't think many pundits are expecting Crewe to make a serious impression on the promotion places, Steve probably won't be thinking about simply staying up either. He will be desperate for progress, even if it is relatively modest and there's no danger of negative mentality as far as he's concerned. His big problem will be filling the enormous hole left by Nick Powell's move to Manchester United. I saw him in action many times last season and he was absolutely magnificent and even if you're a Crewe fan determined to stay upbeat, it's obvious he'll be a big miss. On the plus side, Powell's departure might give the likes of Byron Moore the chance to flourish. He's a player who is quick and direct and he could be very important for The Alex this season. The same could also be said of Adam Dugdale, who I also rate highly. At 24, he's still fairly young for as defender but he's had two solid seasons for the club since he resigned for them in 2010 and his form will play a big part in how Crewe's season unfolds. I fancy them to over achieve."

Andy's Prediction: 5th
Last Season: 7th in npower League 2

DONCASTER ROVERS

Andy says: "It was a funny old season at the Keepmoat Stadium both on and off the pitch but the harsh reality was Rovers were relegated and they've got to pick themselves up and start again rather sulk about it. The experiment of bringing in high-profile, big-name players like El-Hadji Diouf and Pascal Chimbonda didn't really work out and for me Doncaster need to get back to basics this season as they look to rebuild. Dean Saunders is arguably facing the biggest managerial challenge of his career and he'll need to draw on all the experience he gained as a player to steer his team through the challenges they face. There have been positives in the transfer market. They've brought in Robbie Blake from Bolton and while he's no spring chicken, in my eyes he's a brilliant player and an extremely good buy for them. They've also signed David Cotterill from Barnsley and Rob Jones from Sheffield Wednesday and both of them should help to steady the ship. Billy Paynter is another name they could potentially bring in ahead of the big kick-off. At this level, you need experience and hunger and from a Rovers perspective, hopefully the new faces will bring both. I think one of Doncaster's problems last season was actually the Keepmoat Stadium. It's a strange ground that lacks a bit of atmosphere to my mind and the supporters seem to be dotted all around the stadium. Rovers only won four times there in the Championship last season and they have to turn the place into a fortress if they're going to stop the rot."

Andy's Prediction: 17th
Last Season: 24th in npower Championship

HARTLEPOOL UNITED

Andy says: "Hartlepool had an average season last term, finishing 13th, but the good news is they've resigned Steve Howard and the Scot is already talking about repaying a debt to the club he left back in 1999. He might be getting on these days but he's a proven striker and considering the team only averaged just over a goal in every league game last season, you can see the logic in bringing him back to his first professional club. To be fair, Hartlepool are usually strong at Victoria Park because it's a tight, compact ground but they slipped up 11 times at home last season and they need to put that right. I was reading an interview by manager Neale Cooper, who was moaning about how the club's pre-season tour of Holland was ruined by terrible weather but they came back to England and beat Sunderland 1-0 in a recent friendly, so it hasn't been all bad news as they prepare for the new season, despite a heavy loss at the hands of Newcastle United. In terms of personnel, Andy Monkhouse is a player I like in the midfield and they've signed Simon Walton from Portsmouth too. Simon is a midfielder I know from his younger days at Leeds United and he's still only 24. I'm sure he'll bolster the United squad and provide a bit of competition for places."

Andy's Prediction: 18th
Last Season: 13th

LEYTON ORIENT

Andy says: "It seems that these days you only ever hear about Leyton Orient in connection with their application for tenancy of the Olympic Stadium and their battle with West Ham United over who will play there. I can understand the club's anxiety about the Hammers potentially moving to close to their patch but I also worry all the talk about the stadium has become an unnecessary distraction. It might seem daft to suggest the stadium issue could be a real problem for the players on the pitch but the O's only finished one point above the relegation places last season and Russell Slade will have enough problems on his plate without the focus being constantly on what's going on over in Stratford. I've heard the chairman giving plenty of interviews on the subject but I'm sure Russell will be desperate to let the football do the talking and not flirt with relegation again this year. He's got limited resources to play with but he did manage to bring in Kevin Lisbie from Ipswich last season and he proved to be a good signing. He chipped in with 12 goals and he'll need another influential campaign if the O's are to beat the drop. The team will also need Dean Cox and Dave Mooney to weigh in with their share of goals, just as they did last season."

Andy's Prediction: 20th
Last Season: 20th

MK DONS

Andy says: "After losing to Huddersfield Town in the play-off semi-finals, the Dons have already signalled their intention to put the disappointment behind them by landing Alan Smith from Newcastle United plus Ryan Lowe and Jon Otsemobor from Sheffield Wednesday. They are the signings of a club that means business and I expect them to be challenging strongly for promotion again. They have an exciting young manager in Karl Robinson and I think there's a lot to like about him. I read he took the team for some pre-season work in Ireland rather than following the crowd to Spain or Portugal. He said it was because the side would never play in the same temperatures as they get on the continent and to me his decision makes perfect sense. I also like the way he's not afraid to surround himself with big characters, older and more experienced football men. He brought in John Gorman as his assistant and although it's a big blow that John has left the club, he replaced him with Mick Harford over the summer as number two and also recruited Ian Wright as first team coach. That's the sign of a young manager with a good head and a willingness to learn whenever and wherever he can. He's also confirmed the reappointment of Dean Lewington as club captain, which is another smart move. He's been skipper for the past four years, he's a real foot soldier and keeping the armband brings continuity and stability in the dressing room."

Andy's Prediction: 4th
Last Season: 5th

NOTTS COUNTY

Andy says: "It must have been heartbreaking for Keith Curle, the County players and fans to miss out on a place in last season's play-offs only on goal difference to Stevenage but the club has to dust itself off and get ready for battle again. There was certainly a lot going on at Meadow Lane with the sacking on Martin Allen in February and Keith's appointment as his replacement and I do wonder what The Magpies might have achieved if they'd had less upheaval. I don't think they would have finished in the top two but I'd have tipped them for the play-offs definitely. There were a few raised eyebrows when Keith got the job. I think it was because he didn't have much of a track record as a manager at this level but he'd worked on Neil Warnock's staff at Crystal Palace and QPR and after losing just three of 16 games in charge last season at County, you'd have to say he took his chance with both hands. The club have already signalled their ambition by luring Gary Liddle from Hartlepool United and I think he'll really add to their midfield and if Keith can make the side just that little bit harder to beat on the road, they could be challengers. Only Tranmere Rovers in the top half of the final table lost more games away from home than County last term and it's a weakness they need to sort out if they're going to go one better this season."

Andy's Prediction: 2nd
Last Season: 7th

OLDHAM ATHLETIC

Andy says: "A club very close to my heart and a side that will be looking to improve on last season's 16th place finish. I spoke to Paul Dickov recently and he was optimistic about the new campaign but at the same time knows he'll need a bit of luck to have a decent season. While it's true for a lot of clubs at this level, I'd had to say the Latics are very susceptible to injuries and if three or four first teamers are sidelined, they really don't have the strength in depth to bring in players of the same calibre. If they the bulk of the players can avoid long stints in the treatment room, they should be fine. Paul brought in Robbie Simpson in January from Huddersfield Town and he did OK, so if he can forge a decent partnership with Dan Taylor, the teenager from Newcastle United or loanee Jordan Slew, the side will prosper. You don't have to be a rocket scientist to realise Oldham's big problem last season was finding the back of the net. Fifty goals in 46 npower League 1 games tells its own story. I was amused to read Simpson has set himself a target of 15 goals and 15 assists for the new season. It's good for a striker to be ambitious but personally I would have been looking for say 22 goals and would have viewed any assists as a bonus. But that was just my mentality as a striker, I was all about the goals. Or greedy, if you like."

Andy's Prediction: 11th
Last Season: 16th

PORTSMOUTH

Andy says: "I really don't know what to say about Pompey other than I hope they can survive and that their brilliant fans have a season where they're talking about football and not finances all the time. It's been truly awful watching events unfold at Fratton Park and just when you think things cannot get any worse, they do. The whole thing has resembled a car crash and you'd have to have a heart of stone not to feel for everyone connected with the club. Poor Michael Appleton must have spent the summer watching events and wondering what the hell he'd have in place when the season does finally start. The players have been leaving in their droves and any chance of a meaningful pre-season probably disappeared a long time ago. It's been complete chaos and when you take everything into consideration it's difficult to be optimistic about their chances. The best I think the fans can expect is to stay afloat and to have some football to watch. Things like league positions or big-name signings probably feel pretty trivial right now. I'm keeping my fingers crossed for Pompey but with the situation on the south coast changing so quickly, I don't believe anyone really has a clue what's going to happen."

Andy's Prediction: 22nd
Last Season: 22nd in npower Championship

PRESTON NORTH END

Andy says: "It was a bit of a turbulent year at Deepdale last season following the appointment of Graham Westley as the new manager in January, coming in for Phil Brown, but while I don't expect the new campaign to be completely smooth, I wouldn't be surprised if Preston start to turn the corner. Graham has certainly got his own way of doing things and you get the impression it's his way or the highway. That put a few noses in the dressing out of joint but the big difference this season is the manager has more of his 'own' players in the squad, signing plenty of new boys. He struggled when he came into the club, winning just three times in 21 games, but has been very busy in the transfer market over the summer and I'm sure the new players will have had it spelt out to them exactly what Graham's expects. They've signed up for that and you'd think results will improve as a result. Those who haven't got on board have been deemed surplus to requirements. The bad news for PNE is the knee injury picked up by striker Lee Trundle. It needs surgery and reports are suggesting he'll be out for three to four months. Lee's a proven goal scorer and it's a big blow that he'll be missing until the New Year. But saying that, I've always felt Preston are a big club with potential. They've certainly got the fan base to do well and if Graham can stamp his authority on the club, they should be looking at the top half of the table."

Andy's Prediction: 8th
Last Season: 15th

SCUNTHORPE UNITED

Andy says: "The Iron's problems last season were pretty obvious - they drew far too many games for comfort and they were very poor at Glanford Park. Identifying a problem is easier than solving it but I'm sure Allan Knill is well aware of what he needs to work on this year. It was just five wins at home and an incredible 22 draws last term and in another season that could have been relegation form. A player who I believe could achieve big things with the club is the young striker Matthew Godden. He's not been lucky with injuries and spent time out on loan last season but he's raw talent and a decent run in the first team could see him come good. In terms of transfers, Allan hasn't had a lot of room for manoeuvre because of the club's finances but he has signed Mike Grella from Brentford. I saw a lot of the American when I did match commentaries for Radio Leeds and I think he's got some talent but maybe doesn't always believe in himself. If he can find more self-belief, he'll prove to be a good buy. For me though, the two key players for the Iron this season will be Paul Reid and Michael Collins. Paul was my captain at Barnsley and I had Michael at Huddersfield and the pair of them are excellent pros you can rely on."

Andy's Prediction: 21st
Last Season: 18th

SHEFFIELD UNITED

Andy says: "It was so close yet so far for the Blades last season after losing on penalties to Huddersfield Town in the play-off final at Wembley but I'm pretty confident United will be back at it this season and have to be one of the favourites for automatic promotion. I think the fact rivals Wednesday did go up will only galvanise United and they'll be desperate to join them in the npower Championship. I'm sure Danny Wilson won't let his players feel sorry for themselves despite the agony of losing at Wembley. They know they've got the quality and if they go about their work with the right attitude and levels of commitment, their fate should be in their own hands. The Blades were fantastic at Bramall Lane last season and topped the scoring charts with 54 in front of their own support and if they can emulate that kind of home form, they'll be difficult to stop. They weren't too shabby on the road either with 11 wins and more of the same will be the message to the players. A potential headache for Danny was the retirement of Chris Morgan this summer. He had nine good seasons for United in the heart of the defence and was a big influence but Danny has plugged the hole with the signing of Matt Hill from Blackpool so they shouldn't be any weaker in that department."

Andy's Prediction: 1st
Last Season: 3rd

SHREWSBURY TOWN

Andy says: "After securing promotion as runners-up in npower League 2 last season, it's all about momentum for The Shrews this term but with their first fixture against Sheffield United at Bramall Lane followed by Preston North End at New Meadow, they face a real test of their credentials early on. There are certainly few more experienced managers than Graham Taylor in the npower Football League and he'll need every ounce of his knowledge and nous to keep his team in the division. Graham can boast double promotions with three different clubs but he'll know this season is all about survival. He's seen it all before and the good news is, nothing this year will surprise him. Graham was first appointed Shrewsbury manager back in 1978 and having made over 350 league appearances for the team as player, he knows the club inside out. If anyone can steer them to safety, it is him. The bad news for Town is they've lost Nicky Wroe to Preston this summer, plus James Collins and Lionel Ainsworth too. For me, Wroe he was hugely influential to the team in the midfield and I feel they will miss him this season. I had Nicky at Barnsley and he's the kind of character who can really give a side a lift on and off the pitch."

Andy's Prediction: 19th
Last Season: 2nd in npower League 2

STEVENAGE

Andy says: "After winning promotion to the division last May, Stevenage exceeded expectations last season in npower League 1 by finishing sixth and making the play-offs but I have a suspicion that they'll struggle to repeat that kind of performance. They certainly gave Sheffield United one hell of a scare in their play-off semi-final before going down 1-0 on aggregate but it's back to the bread and butter of league football now and with one of the lowest gates in the division, I'm just not sure they can compete in the long term. Broadhall Way was a fortress last season with just three defeats in 23 games and it's essential they maintain that kind of home form this year. I like Gary Smith as a manager and I particularly respected his post-match comments after losing to Sheffield United in the play-offs. He was full of praise for the Blades and refused to feel sorry for himself or his players and I think that spoke volumes about his character. Gary came in for Graham Westley in January and after a stint in America with the Colorado Rapids, I think he has done a decent job so far. Stevenage have a relatively small squad and have lost a plethora of star men this summer but they've done well to bring in the Portuguese winger Filipe Morais from Oldham. He's the kind of player to get fans off their seats and will definitely be entertaining."

Andy's Prediction: 10th
Last Season: 6th

SWINDON TOWN

Andy says: "The Robins looked comfortable as they marched to the npower League 2 title last season and for me they appear capable of carrying on where they left off and challenging for promotion again. Love him or loathe him, you cannot deny Paolo Di Canio has done a great job since he arrived at the County Ground. Not only was last season is his first as a manager, it was his debut coaching job and could not have done any more than win promotion as champions. His passion and enthusiasm divides opinion but he's certainly done the business for Swindon. Another positive is that Di Canio has signed a new deal that commits him to the club until 2015 and while there's no doubt another successful season will see bigger clubs showing an interest, the Robins have got some valuable stability for now. The next challenge for Swindon is to keep hold of Matt Ritchie. I think they've already turned down a big bid for the midfielder this summer and while it may be tempting to cash in on such a prize asset, the team would be significantly weaker without him. Another bonus is that Swindon have signed Gary Roberts from Huddersfield, which is a shrewd piece of business, and I also think they can expect a good season from Paul Benson. The striker joined in January and did well but I'm backing him to really excel in his first full season."

Andy's Prediction: 3rd
Last Season: 1st in npower League 2

TRANMERE ROVERS

Andy says: "With Ronnie Moore back at his spiritual home after his reappointment as manager in March, expectations at Prenton Park will be high this season and on the evidence of what Ronnie achieved in his first couple of months back at the club, I think he's the right man for the job. Ronnie simplified the team's system and from the outside it looked to me that the smiles were back on the players' faces. You can't overstate the importance of happy players and a feel good factor in the dressing room and if Ronnie can maintain that, Rovers should be looking to improve on last season's 12th-place finish. Tranmere have done a nice bit of business signing Sheffield Wednesday youngster Liam Palmer on loan. It's an initial six-month deal but the midfielder looks like a class act to me and could be a big influence on the team. He's only 20-years-old but he could have a bright future ahead of him. I remember in my playing days that teams used to hate going to Prenton Park and Ronnie needs to revive that reputation. Rovers only lost three times at home in the league last season but they also drew 11 and if they can turn some of those draws into three points, they'll make progress."

Andy's Prediction: 9th
Last Season: 12th

WALSALL

Andy says: "The Saddlers are a real yo-yo team and every time they managed to string together a couple of decent results last season, they followed it up with four or five bad performances. If they can't find more consistency, they'll definitely be flirting with relegation again. They only won three league games on the road. Only Exeter City and Rochdale had a worse record and they both went down, so it's pretty obvious that Walsall need to step up away from home this season. Manager Dean Smith has managed to re-sign Stoke City's Florent Cuvelier on a second loan spell and after a decent stint for the club last season, his return is a boost. The young Belgian got four goals from midfield and Smith will be hoping he can make even more of an impact this year. They've also signed Dean Holden from Chesterfield. I know Dean from my Oldham days and he's got bags of determination and drive and should be a valuable addition to the squad. He's an experienced pro and I'm sure he won't disappoint. Another new face at Walsall will be Febian Brandy. The striker started out at Manchester United but never made the breakthrough at Old Trafford and to be honest he hasn't really settled since he was released. But he's still a young lad and with him looking to kick start his career, he might just prove a bargain buy."

Andy's Prediction: 24th
Last Season: 19th

YEOVIL TOWN

Andy says: "Gary Johnson's been around the houses as a manager but proved he's still got it when returning to Huish Park in January and steering the team to safety. He's a wily old fox is Gary and he'll need all his tricks if Yeovil are to stay in the division. The Glovers boss revealed recently his pre-season focus has all been about team bonding and unity and that suggests to me he's already accepted it's going to be an uphill struggle this year. He's preparing the troops for battle and is trying to get his players ready for a long rear guard action. Unfortunately for Yeovil, Andrew Williams has rejected a new contract this summer and signed for Swindon. He was top scorer for the Glovers last season with 17 and they will really miss his threat in front of goal. It's always difficult to adapt when you lose your top striker but Yeovil have to move on without him. Gary has signed James Hayter from Doncaster Rovers to fill the gap and he'll be praying he can step up to the plate. At 33, Hayter is definitely coming towards the end of his career but he's a proven goal scorer who might just have a couple more seasons left in him."

Andy's Prediction: 23rd
Last Season: 17th