Hartlepool United are currently 10 points adrift of a play-off place in League Two with nine games remaining. (Credit: Mark Fletcher | MI News)

How many points do Hartlepool United, Bristol Rovers, Salford City, Port Vale, Swindon Town, Sutton United and Mansfield Town need to reach the League Two play-offs based on recent season's

It’s a long shot but following Friday’s success over Newport County, Hartlepool United supporters may just have clung onto the slightest hope of a play-off push.

By Joe Ramage
Monday, 21st March 2022, 5:22 pm

Graeme Lee’s side remain 10 points adrift of seventh spot albeit with a game in hand on the current occupiers Swindon Town.

But perhaps more crucially for Pools is that in their remaining nine games of the season they face four of the five teams immediately above them in the table.

Pools, by and large, have been in good form since the turn of the year, losing just three times.

And they will need to continue to produce a similar run of form if they are to force their way into contention come the end of the season.

But just how many points would it take for Pools to reach the play-offs?

We look back on the last 10 years, excluding 2019-20’s curtailed season, to see just how many points those teams in seventh place have ended up with.

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