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Sky Bet League One: New Year preview

30 December 2016

Sky Bet League One clubs are in action twice in just a matter of days as 2016 draws to a close, and the New Year begins.

Sky Bet League One: Matchday 24

After four Friday night games, the New Year’s Eve fixtures get under way with two 1pm kick-offs.

Southend United host Charlton Athletic looking to make it 12 unbeaten, while Sheffield United will go top of the table if Chris Wilder can guide his Blades past former employers Northampton Town.

If they do take maximum points, then they will be paying close attention to the game at the Macron Stadium, where third-placed Bolton Wanderers host current leaders Scunthorpe United. Just two points separate the three teams going into the weekend.

Among other games, Bradford City host Bury, who halted their own 12-game losing run last time out, in-form Peterborough United take on Coventry City and Fleetwood Town will look to return to scoring ways at home to Oldham Athletic.

Sky Bet League One: Matchday 25

Sky Bet League One gets under way in 2017 with AFC Wimbledon and Millwall doing battle once more, after their first EFL meeting ended goalless back in November.

The bottom six sides going into the New Year period — Oldham, Coventry, Chesterfield, Shrewsbury Town, Bury and Swindon Town — all have the opportunity to get the year off to a good start with home fixtures on the Bank Holiday Monday.

Elsewhere, leaders Scunthorpe host Peterborough with the visitors able to move into the Sky Bet League One Play-Off places with victory at Glanford Park, Rochdale can make it four wins on the spin when they travel to Walsall and Bradford are seeking a first win in five league games, at Northampton Town.

Sky Bet League One: Matchday 24 fixtures (3pm kick-off unless stated)

Friday 30th December 2016

Millwall v Gillingham (7:45pm)
Milton Keynes Dons v Swindon Town (7:45pm)
Port Vale v Chesterfield (7:45pm)
Rochdale v Shrewsbury Town (7:45pm)
Saturday 31st December 2016

Bolton Wanderers v Scunthorpe United
Bradford City v Bury
Bristol Rovers v AFC Wimbledon
Fleetwood Town v Oldham Athletic
Oxford United v Walsall
Peterborough United v Coventry City
Sheffield United v Northampton Town (1pm)
Southend United v Charlton Athletic (1pm)

Sky Bet League One: Matchday 25 fixtures (3pm kick-off unless stated)

Monday 2nd January 2017

AFC Wimbledon v Millwall (1pm)
Bury v Sheffield United
Charlton Athletic v Bristol Rovers
Chesterfield v Milton Keynes Dons
Coventry City v Bolton Wanderers
Gillingham v Oxford United
Northampton Town v Bradford City
Oldham Athletic v Port Vale
Scunthorpe United v Peterborough United
Shrewsbury Town v Fleetwood Town
Swindon Town v Southend United
Walsall v Rochdale

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