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Sky Bet League One: Matchday 5 preview

26 August 2016

Swindon and Bristol Rovers get the Sky Bet League One action underway on Saturday with a 1:30pm kick off at the County Ground, followed by a full schedule of games.

Bolton’s 100 per cent start to the season faces its toughest test yet as they travel to the Valley to take on Russell Slade’s Charlton. The Addicks are chasing a third win in a row against the table-topping Trotters.

Sky Bet League One - Matchday 5 fixtures (3pm kick-off unless stated)

Saturday 27th August 2016   

Bradford City v Oldham Athletic
Charlton Athletic v Bolton Wanderers   
Chesterfield v Millwall    
Coventry City v Northampton Town    
Milton Keynes Dons v Peterborough United   
Port Vale v Scunthorpe United
Rochdale v AFC Wimbledon   
Sheffield United v Oxford United
Shrewsbury Town v Gillingham   
Southend United v Fleetwood Town   
Swindon Town v Bristol Rovers (1.30pm)
Walsall v Bury

Match officials: Click here to see who's on duty this weekend

Five facts

1. Josh Morris has been involved in six goals so far this season – more than any other League One player. The Scunthorpe winger has four goals and two assists, and comes up against Port Vale this weekend.

2. The last two times Sheffield United and Oxford United have met, the games have ended 3-0 to the Blades. Can Chris Wilder repeat the feat and earn his first three points against his former employers?

3. This weekend sees the 105th meeting between Oldham and Bradford. The head-to-head record reads Oldham 42-31 Bradford, with 31 draws.

4. Fleetwood have never defeated Southend in six previous meetings, could this Saturday at Roots Hall be the moment they break the duck? Both fixtures last season ended in score draws.

5. Five sides in League One are still in search of their first win this season, including Northampton and Coventry who face-off at the Ricoh Arena.  

From the dugout

Social media

💬 INTERVIEW: Townsend: There are times when we'll have to really dig in -

— Scunthorpe United FC (@SUFCOfficial) August 26, 2016

.@george_willo35 knows importance of @theposhofficial game & says #mkdons are up for it:

— MK Dons FC (@MKDonsFC) August 26, 2016

DONS PLAYER | Ryan Clarke's first memory of Rochdale was saving a penalty on his debut:

— AFC Wimbledon (@AFCWimbledon) August 25, 2016

On to a new challenge for me and Im excited to be apart of @ftfc this season. Its been a positive start and looking forward to playing games

— Martyn Woolford (@martynwoolford) August 25, 2016

We are delighted to announce the signing of Liverpool defender Sam Hart on loan until the end of the season

— Port Vale FC (@OfficialPVFC) August 25, 2016

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