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Sky Bet League 1: Matchday 8 preview

17 September 2015

After two games in midweek, there is a full schedule in Sky Bet League 1 to look forward to this weekend.

Eleven games are taking place on Saturday, and then Bradford City and Sheffield United will meet at Valley Parade Sunday lunchtime in front of the Sky Sports cameras.

Here are all the fixture in Sky Bet League 1 this weekend, with all Saturday's games kicking off at 3pm.

Saturday 26th September 2015

Blackpool v Barnsley
Bury v Port Vale
Colchester United v Gillingham
Coventry City v Chesterfield
Doncaster Rovers v Oldham Athletic
Millwall v Southend United
Peterborough United v Walsall    
Rochdale v Scunthorpe United
Shrewsbury Town v Crewe Alexandra
Swindon Town v Burton Albion
Wigan Athletic v Fleetwood Town

Sunday 20th September 2015

Bradford City v Sheffield United (12:00pm – live on Sky Sports)

At the DW Stadium on Saturday afternoon, Wigan will host Fleetwood Town, and the game is being dedicated to Juan Carlos Garcia.

Garcia is currently undergoing treatment for Leukaemia, and support for the Latics defender will be shown in a number of ways throughout the match.

Read more: Wigan Athletic dedicate match against Fleetwood Town to Juan Carlos Garcia

Across to the other Latics in the division, Oldham, who parted ways with boss Darren Kelly after last week's 5-1 thumping at home to Peterborough.

David Dunn will be taking charge of first-team affairs this weekend, and he and his side make the short trip to another managerless club in Doncaster Rovers.

Read more: David Dunn's dugout debut: Doncaster Rovers v Oldham Athletic

Millwall picked up a second successive away win on Tuesday night, but it's back to The Den for Saturday's visit of Southend United.

The match will be preceded by a minute's applause for club legend George Fisher who recently passed away, and the players will wear black armbands in Fisher's memory.

Read more: George Fisher remembered on Saturday

Another side who won on the road in midweek were Colchester, and they welcome the only remaining undefeated team in Sky Bet League 1, Gillingham, to Essex.

Read more: The unbeaten teams in The Football League

At the other end of the table are winless Crewe, and they travel to Shrewsbury who, after a tough start to their League 1 campaign, have picked up two consecutive triumphs.

Read more: Four Football League sides still in search of first win

Burton and Coventry have impressed in the early weeks and sit third and fourth in the division respectively, but they face stern tests this weekend against two teams who made last year's Play-Offs.

The Brewers go to Swindon, who lost in last year's Final at Wembley, while the Sky Blues welcome seventh-placed Chesterfield.

The weekend's League 1 action comes to a close on Sunday, when Bradford and Sheffield United lock horns at lunchtime in front of the Sky Sports cameras.

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!

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