Former Blackpool pair celebrate promotion to League One with Mansfield Town

Calum MacDonald will be a League One player next season. He has won promotion with Mansfield Town. (Image: CameraSport - Kevin Barnes)Calum MacDonald will be a League One player next season. He has won promotion with Mansfield Town. (Image: CameraSport - Kevin Barnes)
Calum MacDonald will be a League One player next season. He has won promotion with Mansfield Town. (Image: CameraSport - Kevin Barnes) | CameraSport - Kevin Barnes
Another set of former Blackpool players have confirmed their place in the Sky Bet League One next season.

Two former Blackpool players are on their way to the Sky Bet League One after winning promotion with Mansfield Town on Tuesday (April 16) night.

The Stags became the third and final team to confirm automatic promotion from the Sky Bet League Two, joining Stockport County and Wrexham. They beat Accrington Stanley 2-1 to return to the third tier for the first time since 2003.

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Mansfield’s promotion was aided by two players that once at Blackpool. Scott Flinders and Callum MacDonald are the two men that helped play a part in Mansfield’s success. Flinders has been their back-up goalkeeper this season but has failed to come off the bench in the league whilst MacDonald has played 18 times, though he hasn't featured since January.

Flinders has been their back-up goalkeeper this season but has failed to come off the bench in the league whilst MacDonald has played 18 times, though he hasn't featured since January. In MacDonald's case he played 19 times for the club after joining from Derby County in 2019. The 26-year-old had a loan spell at Tranmere Rovers in the 2020/21 campaign and joined them on a permanent deal.

A reunion isn’t fully confirmed for next season however with Blackpool still in with an outside chance of reaching the play-offs. Lincoln City's 1-0 win over Oxford United on Tuesday has made for an interesting finish to the campaign.

The U's hold the fourth and final play-off spot at the minute with 73 points on the board but Lincoln are on 71 and Blackpool 70. Barnsley aren't confirmed to have a place either and having lost to Portsmouth despite taking the lead twice, they could still be overtaken by the chasing pack.

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