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Wolves win seals promotion

Wolves have sealed their return to the Championship following a 2-0 win at Crewe on Saturday.

Kenny Jackett's side knew a win at Gresty Road would be enough to elevate them to the second tier after Rotherham drew 0-0 with Bradford on Friday.

And they achieved just that courtesy of goals from Kevin McDonald and David Edwards.

Wanderers were a Premier League team just three seasons ago but two successive relegations left them in the third tier for the first time since 1988/89.

Their promotion also marks a personal triumph for Jackett, who resigned as Millwall boss and was then appointed by Wolves last May following the sacking of previous manager Dean Saunders.

Third-placed Leyton Orient kept up the pressure on Brentford in second by hammering Gillingham 5-1 while the Bees went down 1-0 at play-off-chasing Swindon.

David Mooney scored twice for Orient, with Dean Cox, Kevin Lisbie and Chris Dagnall getting the others. Craig Fagan scored for Gillingham.

Preston are already assured a play-off spot but showed no signs of letting up as they beat Carlisle 6-1, thanks in part to a Craig Davies hat-trick.

Sixth-placed Peterborough beat Coventry to maintain a seven-point gap between themselves and nearest challenger Swindon.

At the bottom, Notts County staged a superb comeback against Port Vale to lift themselves out of the relegation zone.

Goals from Curtis Thompson and Gavin Tomlin gave Port Vale a 2-0 lead after 25 minutes, but it was level at half-time thanks to a James Spencer double before Jamal Campbell-Ryce grabbed a brace of his own to give County the win.

Shrewsbury went down 2-1 at Tranmere, a result which leaves them second-bottom, two points above Stevenage, who lost 3-2 at Colchester, and but two points behind Crewe, Carlisle and Notts County.

In other results, Bristol City won 1-0 at Walsall, while Crawley claimed a 2-0 victory at MK Dons.