Swindon chairman Andrew Fitton is expecting a less competitive League One next season and believes fewer points will be needed to gain promotion. Despite accumulating 82 points last season, Town finished fifth and in the play-offs.
Peterborough, Plymouth and Sheffield Wednesday drop into League One from the Championship, while Notts County, Bournemouth, Rochdale and Dagenham & Redbridge will come up and Fitton believes it will be less competitive around the top end of the division.
"I think it will be slightly easier and I'm less concerned than I was last year, if I'm honest," he told the Advertiser. "We have got rid of two of the toughest teams in Norwich and Leeds, and I don't see what is coming to replace them.
"Southampton will be tough but there are some teams who people expect to be up there who won't be. I see it as a slightly easier league next year and I think there will be less teams competing for automatic promotion and less points needed.
"Last season it was very competitive, with seven or eight teams all capable of getting in the top two, and that's why the points tallies were so high."