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Sky Bet League 1: Matchday 41 preview

8 April 2016

There's a full schedule of games taking place in Sky Bet League 1 this weekend, with crucial matches at both ends of the table.

Leaders Wigan Athletic could extend their unbeaten run to 20 games when taking on Coventry City, who need a win to revive their Play-Off chase.

Read more: Wigan chasing 20-match unbeaten streak

Burton Albion, now one point behind the Latics, travel to Glanford Park to take on a Scunthorpe United side who are unbeaten on home turf in nine matches.

Here's a full list of the fixtures being played on Matchday 41 in Sky Bet League 1, all of which kick-off at 3pm:

Saturday 9th April 2016

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

At the foot of the table, two of the bottom five clash at Bloomfield Road, where Blackpool welcome a Colchester United side who are unbeaten in three and threatening yet another miraculous survival.

Read more: Barnsley's Paul Heckingbottom named Sky Bet League 1 Manager of the Month

Doncaster Rovers and Oldham Athletic are two of the sides currently in the bottom four with the U's, and they lock horns with Bury and Walsall respectively. Crewe Alexandra, who are rooted to the bottom of the table, travel to Port Vale, and could be relegated this weekend.

Read more: The state of play in The Football League

Fleetwood Town, Shrewsbury Town and Chesterfield are all positioned precariously above that drop zone too, and all face away trips on Matchday 41 to top-10 sides. The Cod Army go to Southend United, Millwall, who currently hold the final Play-Off spot, host the Shrews, and the Spireites visit seventh-placed Barnsley, who come into the weekend off the back of Johnstone's Paint Trophy success at Wembley.

Read more: Sullay Kaikai named Sky Bet League 1 Player of the Month

Elsewhere, Bradford City and Gillingham - fourth and fifth in the Sky Bet League 1 standings - are at home to Swindon Town and away to Sheffield United respectively, while Peterborough United take on Rochdale at London Road.

Match Official Appointments

The match official appointments for all the weekend's Sky Bet League 1 fixtures were announced earlier this week. 

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