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Sky Bet League 2: Matchday 27 preview

15 January 2016

A full schedule of Sky Bet League 2 action stretches across two days this coming weekend.

Eleven fixtures take place on Saturday, before Oxford United and Bristol Rovers wrap up Matchday 27 on Sunday afternoon.

Here's a look at what's coming up, with all games kicking-off at 3pm:

Saturday 16th January

Accrington Stanley v Portsmouth
AFC Wimbledon v Mansfield Town
Barnet v Carlisle United
Crawley Town v Notts County
Dagenham & Redbridge v Northampton Town
Hartlepool United v Wycombe Wanderers
Leyton Orient v Exeter City
Luton Town v Cambridge United
Morecambe v Yeovil Town
Plymouth Argyle v Stevenage
York City v Newport County

Sunday 17th January

Oxford United v Bristol Rovers

We start at the foot of the table, where York City currently sit. The Minstermen host fellow strugglers Newport County, who will be led by Warren Feeney and Mike Flynn after boss John Sheridan departed for Oldham Athletic earlier in the week.

Yeovil Town occupy the other relegation place and make the long trip to Morecambe, while the other two teams in the bottom five - Hartlepool United and Dagenham & Redbridge - face tough tasks against Wycombe Wanderers and Northampton Town.

The second-placed Cobblers picked up a fine win at League 2 leaders Plymouth Argyle on Tuesday night, and the Pilgrims will aim to bounce back immediately when Stevenage visit Home Park on Saturday.

Elsewhere, towards the top, Accrington Stanley and Portsmouth go head-to-head as seventh meets fourth, 24 hours before fifth-placed Bristol Rovers play Oxford United - currently third - as the race for promotion hots up. The Yellows approach that game after two cup wins, against Swansea City and Millwall.

Read more: Kemar Roofe inspires Oxford United to Johnstone's Paint Trophy win at Millwall

AFC Wimbledon and Mansfield Town are both on the fringe of the Play-Off positions and lock horns at Kingsmeadow, while Leyton Orient, Carlisle United and Cambridge United – who are all within three points of the top seven – take on Exeter City, Barnet and Luton Town respectively.

Last but not least, Jamie Fullarton will make his managerial bow with Notts County this weekend. The Scot's dugout debut will come at Crawley Town, where the Magpies have failed to score in any of their three visits.

Read more: 'We want success' - Jamie Fullarton ready to prove himself at Notts County

Match Official Appointments

The match official appointments for all the weekend Sky Bet League 2 fixtures were announced earlier this week.

Click here to see the match officials on duty in Sky Bet League 2

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