Almost two-thirds of clubs promoted to the top flight via the play-offs since the introduction of one-off finals in 1990 have gone straight back down.
In a Talking Football play-off special, Eric Nicolson, Ian Roache and Neil Robertson assess the winner-takes-all clash between Dundee United and St Mirren.
Lee Bowyer hailed his Charlton team as “machines” after they recovered from the brink of defeat to secure their place in the Sky Bet League One play-off final with a dramatic penalty shoot-out victory over Doncaster.
Derby boss Frank Lampard has criticised the “incredible” decision to overturn a penalty for his side during their 1-0 Sky Bet Championship play-off defeat to Leeds.
Kemar Roofe hit a second-half winner to give Leeds a slender 1-0 advantage over Derby following the first leg of their Sky Bet Championship play-off semi-final.
West Brom skipper Chris Brunt is ready to accept another helping hand from Jay Rodriguez to break Aston Villa hearts.
Grant McCann has a fully fit squad to choose from as his Doncaster side face Charlton in the first leg of their Sky Bet League One play-off.
Tranmere go into the play-offs against Forest Green with only one win in their last seven games following a 3-1 defeat at Crawley.
Dundee United boss Robbie Neilson is now convinced the play-off pendulum has swung towards the Championship side.
Worcester secured Gallagher Premiership safety – and Gloucester reached the play-offs – after Warriors won an enthralling tussle 27-20 at Sixways.