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League One: Week Five Preview

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No side has a 100% record in League One after four rounds of games, and as we enter the fifth round of fixtures, it is Gillingham and Walsall who lead the way both on ten points. Here is your League One preview.

Peterborough v Gillingham
A 2-0 win over recently relegated Wigan sent Gillingham to the summit of League One, maintaining an unbeaten run since the start of the new campaign. Bradley Dack has played a huge part in this, scoring five goals in all competitions this season, and scoring both goals in their victory at the weekend. They face 18th placed Peterborough, who have one of the worst defensive records in the league so far, something Dack and others can expose.

Blackpool v Walsall
2nd place in the table faced the bottom of the table in this one, and if you go by the form book, Walsall should win this one with ease after winning three on the bounce, a 2-1 win over Coventry being their latest. Blackpool are yet to pick up a point in their two home games so far, conceding four in the process in defeats at the hands of Burton and Rochdale.

Swindon v Sheffield United
Third plays sixth here in a battle of the playoffs, albeit an early season one. Sheffield United began the season with a 4-0 defeat at table-toppers Gillingham, but have now won three consecutive league matches to haul themselves up to third. Swindon began the campaign in the opposite way, beating Bradford 4-1, and are one of the few still to hold an unbeaten record this season, winning two and drawing two.

Shrewsbury v Burton
Burton and Jimmy Floyd Hasslebaink’s start to life in League One has been a successful one so far after gaining promotion from League Two. They find themselves as the lofty heights of fifth place, losing just one match this season against Barnsley. Shrewsbury are in desperate need of a win after picking up just two points from their first four fixtures ahead of the visit of Burton.

Doncaster v Fleetwood
Visitors Fleetwood find themselves in 7th position in the table, and will be confident that they can find the net when they come up against Doncaster in the fifth matchweek of the season. Fleetwood have scored four goals in their last two matches, but Doncaster have conceded just four goals all season, including two 0-0 draws, so will be confident that they can keep a clean sheet.

Rochdale v Barnsley
Despite losing 5-3 in the Capital One Cup against Everton after extra-time, visitors Barnsley will take a lot of positives from that midweek performance, and will be looking to take these into their league game against Rochdale. Their opponents haven’t won in two, but find themselves in 8th position after a strong start to the campaign, with wins against Blackpool and Peterborough.

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