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League One: Week Four Preview

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After a midweek round of fixtures, all twenty-four teams are in action once again this weekend, a round of fixtures that contains a couple of top of the table clashes! All games kickoff on Saturday at 15:00 unless stated.

Walsall v Coventry
Coventry are the only side in League One to hold a 100% record in the league, and subsequently are top of the pile going into this one. The home side haven’t started the season too badly themselves, sitting in third, and are unbeaten this campaign. Coventry scored a last minute winner to beat Crewe last time out whilst won 2-1 away at Rochdale.

Gillingham v Wigan
Following their first win of the season in the league under manager Gary Caldwell, Wigan are now solidly in mid-table in 11th with four points, all of their points coming in their last two matches. Gillingham are one of the few unbeaten sides in the league, and will prove tough opponents after winning at Bradford in midweek.

Chesterfield v Rochdale
Rochdale visit Chesterfield in another top of the table clash as fourth-placed Rochdale play fifth-placed Spirites. The midweek round of fixtures saw Rochdale lose their first match of the season at home to Walsall, and Chesterfield moved themselves up the table with a 2-1 victory away at newly-promoted Shrewsbury.

Burton v Peterborough
Jimmy Floyd Hasslebaink has guided Burton Albion to a successful start to life in League One, and they sit just inside the playoff positions in 6th after a 2-1 win at Blackpool by the seaside. Peterborough are currently sitting in lower midtable reigon at the moment after being beaten in midweek 3-1 by Sheffield United at home.

Barnsley v Bradford
Visitors Bradford are probably one of the shocks of this season, but not in a good way. With many tipping them for a playoff finish or maybe even challenge for the title, they sit bottom after three game with just one point. However, there is a long way to go, and a win against Barnsley would be a good way to get their season kick-started. The Tykes dramatically picked up three points at Millwall on Tuesday, whilst Bradford lost at home to Gillingham.

Sheffield United v Blackpool
Home side Sheffield United were stuck at the foot of the table after the first game of the season, but have now managed to haul themselves up to eight in the standings after two wins on the bounce. Blackpool haven’t won a game yet since their relegation to League One from the Championship, picking up just one point. Sheffield United won on their travels against Peterborough as Blackpool lost against Burton.

Southend v Swindon
Swindon started off the season with a 4-1 win over Bradford, and haven’t won since, and were controversially deprived of their second win in three against Port Vale in midweek. They sit ninth after three games. Southend haven’t won a match since their promotion to League One from League Two, and will be keen to put in a good performance here after their goalless draw with Doncaster on Wednesday.

Oldham v Shrewsbury
Shrewsbury have had a less than satisfactory start to life in League One, sitting in the relegation zone after three games with one point. Their 2-1 loss against Chesterfield becomes their second defeat in three, and they will be very keen to find their first win when they travel to Oldham. The home side played out a goalless draw with Colchester in midweek.

Fleetwood v Colchester
As we mentioned above, last time out, Colchester were involved in a 0-0 draw with Oldham, and they are winless so far this season. Fleetwood picked up their first win of the campaign in a dramatic seven-goal thriller with Bury in midweek. They now sit midtable, and will be fairly confident coming into this one.

Port Vale v Doncaster
Vale benefited from a controversial penalty decision on Tuesday to earn a point against Swindon, and are in fact unbeaten this season, picking up three successive draws so far this season. Doncaster have played in two goalless draws on the bounce

Scunthorpe v Millwall
Millwall have been out of sorts in the opening of the new season, and they will be keen to put that right here and do what they did when they won on then opening day against Shrewsbury. Scunthorpe drew with Doncaster 0-0 on Wednesday, and sit in 15th position going into this one

Crewe v Bury
Newly promoted Bury lost out in a thriller of a game against Fleetwood in midweek, which they lost 4-3, and will be looking to get a win on the board when they face Crewe. The home side lost their midweek match in the last minute, and will be keen to hit back against Bury.

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