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Sky Bet League 1: Matchday 31 Preview

12 February 2016

There is a full schedule in Sky Bet League 1 this weekend with Burton Albion kicking off the action on Friday evening on Matchday 31.

Nigel Clough's men will have the opportunity to extend their lead at the summit to seven points if they can overcome Chesterfield.

Read more: Friday night under the lights - Burton Albion v Chesterfield

The league leaders have lost just twice at home all season and conceded just 12 goals.

Here's a full list of this weekend's Sky Bet League 1 fixtures. All are 3pm kick-offs unless stated otherwise:

Friday 12th February

Burton Albion v Chesterfield (7.45pm)

Saturday 13th February

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

Walsall are the nearest challengers at the top of the table and they will be ready to take advantage if Burton drop points when they play Crewe.

The Alex are unbeaten in four but remain in the relegation places while Walsall will look to respond following last weekend's 3-0 defeat to Millwall.

The Lions travel to Rochdale on Matchday 31 while Southend, the team directly below them, travel to Scunthorpe.

Wigan, unbeaten in nine, welcome Oldham to the DW Stadium after the travelling Latics secured their first win in 10 last time out against Shrewsbury.

Gary Caldwell's men are above Gillingham on goal difference - the Kent club take on Barnsley this weekend who have won the last six meetings between the two clubs.

Coventry City sit in fifth place in Sky Bet League 1 having not won a game since 2nd January. Their opponents this weekend are Bury, who are 10 points shy of a Play-Off place.

The remaining games see Blackpool take on Shrewsbury, Doncaster host Sheffield United and Peterborough lock horns with Bradford at London Road.

Port Vale, unbeaten at home in the league since 15th September, entertain Fleetwood Town who could escape the clutches of the bottom four if they can avoid defeat.

Match Official Appointments

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

Click here to see the match officials on duty in Sky Bet League 1

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