Forest's EPL Return: The Teams Who Have Yet To Make It Back To The Premier League

Steve Cooper's men will soon find out their fixtures after ending a 23-year absence
11:00, 08 Jun 2022

With just a week until the new Premier League fixtures are released, Nottingham Forest fans are looking forward to learning who will be their first opponents in top-flight football for 23 years.

Forest’s recent promotion under Steve Cooper means there are now 30 former Premier League teams who have yet to make the return since relegation, with Oldham Athletic’s relegation from League Two last term making them the first team since the EPL’s formation to drop from the top flight to non-league football.

Here is the full list of clubs who have dropped out of the Premier League since 1992-93 without yet finding their way back, and a look at where they finished in 2021-22.

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1993 – Oldham Athletic (Relegated to National League – 5th tier)

1993 – Swindon Town (6th in League Two – 4th tier)

1998 – Barnsley (Relegated to League One – 3rd tier)

2000 – Wimbledon (relocated to Milton Keynes in 2002, phoenix club set up in Wimbledon)

2000 – Sheffield Wednesday (4th in League One – 3rd tier)

2001 – Coventry City (12th in Championship – 2nd tier)

2001 – Bradford City (14th in League Two – 4th tier)

BRADFORD WERE IN THE PREMIER LEAGUE BETWEEN 1999 AND 2001
BRADFORD WERE IN THE PREMIER LEAGUE BETWEEN 1999 AND 2001

2002 – Ipswich Town (11th in League One – 3rd tier)

2007 – Charlton Athletic (13th in League One – 3rd tier)

2008 – Derby County (Relegated to League One – 3rd tier)

2010 – Portsmouth (10th in League One – 3rd tier)

2011 – Birmingham City (20th in Championship – 2nd tier)

2011 – Blackpool (16th in Championship – 2nd tier)

2012 – Bolton Wanderers (9th in League One – 3rd tier)

2012 – Blackburn Rovers (8th in Championship – 2nd tier)

2013 – Wigan Athletic (Promoted to Championship – 2nd tier)

2013 – Reading (21st in Championship – 2nd tier)

2015 – Queens Park Rangers (11th in Championship – 2nd tier)

2017 – Hull City (19th in Championship – 2nd tier)

2017 – Middlesbrough (7th in Championship – 2nd tier)

2017 – Sunderland (Promoted to Championship – 2nd tier)

2018 – Swansea City (15th in Championship – 2nd tier)

2018 – Stoke City (14th in Championship – 2nd tier)

2019 – Cardiff City (18th in Championship – 2nd tier)

2019 – Huddersfield Town (3rd in Championship – 2nd tier)

2021 – West Bromwich Albion (10th in Championship – 2nd tier)

2021 – Sheffield United (5th in Championship – 2nd tier)

2022 – Burnley (Relegated to Championship – 2nd tier)

2022 – Watford (Relegated to Championship – 2nd tier)

2022 – Norwich City (Relegated to Championship – 2nd tier)

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