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Sky Bet Football League midweek preview

26 January 2016

We've got 11 matches taking place on Tuesday night in The Football League, with the majority of those being in Sky Bet League 1.

Here's a look at the midweek schedule:

Tuesday 26th January

Sky Bet Championship

Brentford v Leeds United
Nottingham Forest v Queens Park Rangers

Sky Bet League 1

Blackpool v Sheffield United
Bradford City v Barnsley
Bury v Crewe Alexandra
Doncaster Rovers v Port Vale
Fleetwood Town v Walsall
Peterborough United v Burton Albion
Shrewsbury Town v Oldham Athletic

Sky Bet League 2

Leyton Orient v Newport County
Morecambe v Mansfield Town

On this day in 2010, Nottingham Forest beat QPR 5-0 at the City Ground, which is where the two sides lock horns on Tuesday, in one of two Championship matches.

Forest have have won three of the six encounters between the two since then, including two already this term, in the reverse fixture in the league as well as an FA Cup tie.

The other Championship match pits Brentford against Leeds at Griffin Park, in a match that could see midfielder Toumana Diagouraga make his United debut against his former club.

There's a similar story in Sky Bet League 1, with Theo Robinson in line to make his Port Vale bow at his old stomping ground, the Keepmoat, home of Doncaster Rovers.

Read more: Sign on Monday; debut against former club on Tuesday? Robinson and Diagouraga raring to go

Elsewhere, Nigel Clough's Burton Albion could reclaim top spot by getting a result against Peterborough United, who themselves could move into the Play-Off places. Both lost 2-1 last time out, to Shrewsbury and Gillingham respectively.

At the other end, three of the bottom four are in action, with Crewe going to Bury, Oldham visiting the Shrews and Fleetwood hosting third-placed Walsall – another team who could sit at the summit come full-time.

In Sky Bet League 2, Kevin Nolan will make his home dugout debut as Leyton Orient manager as the O's host Newport County.

Nolan got his managerial career off to a winning start on Saturday, watching his new charges triumph 2-0 at Wycombe Wanderers, and a victory against the Exiles would propel them into the Play-Off places.

Read more:Kevin Nolan set for home dugout debut after winning start at the weekend.

The other game sees Mansfield – four points adrift of the top seven after three defeats in four – go up against mid-table Morecambe.

Match official appointments

The match official appointments for all the midweek Football League fixtures were announced earlier this week.

Click here to see the match officials on duty

Don't miss it!

We'll be providing goal updates from all the midweek matches on Twitter, via @SkyBetChamp, @SkyBetLeague1 and @SkyBetLeague2.

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