We look ahead to the weekend games.
With the international break now over, football fans can look forward to the return of a full set of League One fixtures.
After a weekend that saw Bristol City go five points clear at the top of the table, with City taking advantage of the fact that Swindon, MK Dons and Preston all had breaks, they will now line up to face Coventry City at the Ricoh.
Bristol are on the back of an unbeaten start to the season, which continued with a 3-2 home win against Chesterfield recently, while Coventry lost 2-1 away to bottom of the table Crewe last time out.
Peterborough moved themselves back into the top two following a 4-1 victory away to Crawley. This weekend they will go head to head with Barnsley who beat Bradford.
Third place Swindon are now two games behind that of first and second place, following a weekend without a game. Their upcoming fixture will be away to Yeovil, who were thrashed 4-1 away to Port Vale at the weekend. Prior to their break, Swindon had gone unbeaten in seven games, which saw them climb up to second at one point.
MK Dons also had a week off due to the international break, but as Preston didn’t play either, they maintained their fourth position.
This weekend they will travel to London to face Leyton Orient who pulled a dramatic late equaliser out of the bag last weekend, in a game that saw them surrender a 0-1 lead in the 92nd minute, but then saw them go on to secure a draw with a 97th minute goal of their own.
Fifth placed Preston will host Port Vale after having a week off due to the international break. Before this lay off, Preston won 4-2 at home to Colchester, in comparison to Port Vale’s latest result which saw them march out of the relegation places with a 4-1 home win to Yeovil.
Chesterfield, who currently occupy the final play off spot, will be looking to bounce back from a 3-2 defeat to the league leaders Bristol this weekend when they host Oldham, who themselves remained unbeaten last weekend. They beat Walsall 2-1 with three points that put them on level terms with Chesterfield, just outside the top 6 on goal difference.
Bradford City are also on 18 points, level with both Chesterfield and Oldham, and they will be looking to add to this tally after a weekend off, when they host Sheffield United in what will be a Yorkshire derby.
Notts County are just one point behind the likes of Bradford, Chesterfield and Oldham following a week off for the Magpies too. This weekend they will host Crawley, who have just one win on the road this season, and will go into the game off the back of a 1-4 home crushing to 2nd place Peterborough.
Rochdale will this week host Gillingham, after the home team too were affected by the international break. Gillingham will wish they hadn’t had a game, after they lost 0-3 at home to Scunthorpe. That was The Gills' first home defeat of the seasons, and they will look to put that behind them as they travel to Rochdale who had lost just 2 out of 6 previous to their break.
Fleetwood weren’t able to build on their first win in 7 games last weekend as they lost 2-1 away to Colchester. This weekend they will come up against the team who are directly below them in the table, Doncaster, at Highbury and will be looking to hold on to their unbeaten home record.
Doncaster didn’t have a game the last weekend, but had won 2 of their previous 3 before this interval.
Colchester got their first home win of the season, beating Fleetwood 2-1, while their hosts, Scunthorpe, for this weekend’s game got their first away win of the season as they beat Gillingham 0-3 at the Priestfield Stadium.
The Iron had lost their previous three games before this, leading to the departure of Russ Wilcox, and this week the introduction of new manager Mark Robins.
Finally, Walsall will play bottom of the table Crewe. The hosts lost 2-1 away to Oldham dropping them ever closer to the bottom four, in comparison with Crewe who held on to get just their second win of the season beating Coventry 2-1 at home, ending a run of five games without a win.
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