How many teams get promoted from the National League?
Posted by  badge Boss on Apr 21
Wrexham are on the brink of sealing promotion (Picture: Jan Kruger/Getty Images)

are from the to League Two following a dramatic season-long tussle with Notts County.

Victory for the Welsh club, stars and , against Boreham Wood on Saturday will see them promoted back to the Football League for the first time since 2008.

But exactly how many teams get promoted from the National League and how does the play-off system work in the fifth tier of English football?

Here are the all-important details.

How does promotion work in the National League?

The National League champions are .

Ryan Reynolds has dreamt of promotion all season with Wrexham (Picture: Matthew Ashton – AMA/Getty Images)

Meanwhile, the sides finishing second down to seventh will qualify for the play-offs.

The fourth-placed team will host the seventh-placed team in Eliminator A, with the fifth-placed team hosting the sixth-placed team in Eliminator B.

The two clubs which finished second and third in the league will not participate in this round and they will instead progress straight to the semi finals.

In the semi-finals, the winners from Eliminator A will play the second-placed team, with the victors from Eliminator B playing the third-placed side.

The two semi-final winners will then contest the play-off final at Wembley for a place in the Football League.

Games finishing level after 90 minutes will head to extra-time, and if required, penalties.

National League play-off schedule 2023

  • Eliminator A – Tuesday, May 2
  • Eliminator B – Wednesday, May 3
  • Semi-final 1 – Sunday, May 7
  • Semi-final 2 – Sunday, May 7
  • Final – Saturday, May 13

How to watch the National League play-offs

BT Sport will have exclusive coverage of the National League play-offs in the UK.

BT Sport customers will also be able to live stream the action with the BT Sport app and web player.

Those without a subscription can still watch the play-offs by .

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