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Four Football League sides still in search of first win

18 September 2015

The Football League is gearing up for its eighth weekend over the next four days, and there are several sides across the divisions still looking for their first three points of the season.

Sky Bet Championship clubs Blackburn Rovers and Rotherham United remain winless, while Crewe Alexandra are the only Sky Bet League 1 side yet to record victory, and Newport County's miserable start to Sky Bet League 2 has seen them pick up just one point.

Blackburn Rovers

It's been a difficult start to the campaign for Blackburn, who have so far posted four draws and three losses in their first seven games.

There has been cause for optimism for Gary Bowyer's men, though, who haven't lost by more than a goal in any of their three defeats, and they were impressive in their 2-1 defeat to Fulham last Sunday, where they dominated the shots on target count and had better possession of the ball.

They came close again to a win in midweek, when they led twice at Queens Park Rangers, but had to settle for another point in a 2-2 stalemate.

Rotherham United

The Millers have endured a torrid first six weeks at the start of their campaign, taking just two points from a possible 21.

No Sky Bet Championship side has conceded more than Rotherham's 16, and their latest effort at breaking their winless duck comes at home to Cardiff City on Saturday.

Read more: Sky Bet Championship: Matchday 8 preview

Crewe Alexandra

Propping up Sky Bet League 1 are Crewe Alexandra, who, like Rotherham, also have just two draws and five defeats to their name this term. Three of those have come in succession, to Wigan Athletic, Swindon Town and Millwall.

At this early stage, they're still only five points from safety, but their joint-worst divisional defensive record will be of concern to manager Steve Davis.

The Railwaymen travel to Shrewsbury Town on Matchday 8, who have won their last two.

Read more: Sky Bet League 1: Matchday 8 preview

Newport County

No Football League side has registered fewer points than Sky Bet League 2's Newport County, who have just one point from seven outings.

That one draw, with Stevenage, came over a month ago, and they've lost their last five in succession, scoring just five times. Their chance to stage an early-season revival comes at Dagenham & Redbridge this weekend, who have struggled themselves this season with only a solitary win on the board.

Read more: Sky Bet League 2: Matchday 8 preview

Keep up-to-date with Blackburn, Rotherham, Crewe and Newport's progress, as well as all the other Football League games this weekend, on Twitter, via @SkyBetChamp, @SkyBetLeague1 and @SkyBetLeague2.

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