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Sky Bet League 1: Matchday 6 preview

4 September 2015

There are 10 matches going ahead this weekend in Sky Bet League 1, with Walsall looking to preserve an unbeaten record against winless Bury.

The action begins on Saturday lunchtime and runs through until Sunday afternoon, with Sky Sports screening two live games from the division this weekend – Southend versus Peterborough, and Burton Albion against Coventry City.

Here are the fixtures in Sky Bet League 1 this weekend (kick-off 3pm unless stated):

Saturday 5th September

Southend United v Peterborough United (12:05pm - live on Sky Sports) 
Barnsley v Shrewsbury Town
Chesterfield v Wigan Athletic
Crewe Alexandra v Swindon Town   
Fleetwood Town v Rochdale
Gillingham v Doncaster Rovers
Oldham Athletic v Bradford City   
Scunthorpe United v Blackpool
Walsall v Bury

Sunday 6th September

Burton Albion v Coventry City (2:30pm - live on Sky Sports)

Southend and Peterborough kick-off the weekend action as the clubs do battle for the 50th time on Saturday lunchtime, in front of the Sky Sports cameras.

Read more: Live on Sky Sports - Southend United v Peterborough United

If Blackpool fail to beat Scunthorpe on Saturday, they will surpass a landmark of 500 days without an away victory. They have a strong recent record against the Iron, though, having lost just one of the last eight encounters.

Read more: Stopping the rot: Scunthorpe United v Blackpool

Chesterfield and Wigan renew acquaintances for the first time since 2002/03, with the Latics making their maiden trip to the Proact Stadium.

That may seem a long time to avoid each other, but that's nothing compared to Barnsley and Shrewbury who meet at Oakwell on Saturday afternoon – their last meeting was in April 1989!

Read more: Barnsley and Shrewsbury Town to renew acquaintances

More familiar foes are Oldham and Bradford, with the two clubs facing off for the 103rd time this weekend.

The action concludes on Sunday when Burton host Coventry. Both sides have made impressive starts to the new campaign, and the match will be shown live on Sky Sports.

Read more: Live on Sky Sports: A Football League first - Burton Albion v Coventry City

Match official appointments

The officials appointed to this weekend's Football League matches were announced earlier this week.

Click here to see which officials are on duty in Sky Bet League 1 this weekend

Don't miss it!

We'll be providing match updates on all the Sky Bet League 1 action over the weekend on Twitter, via @SkyBetLeague1.

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