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Sky Bet Football League: Midweek preview

1 March 2016

There's a busy schedule in The Football League this week with Hull City and Middlesbrough both having the opportunity to claim top spot in the Sky Bet Championship.

Here's a look at the matches being played midweek. All games are 7.45pm kick-offs unless otherwise stated:

Tuesday 1st March

Sky Bet Championship

Blackburn Rovers v Middlesbrough

Sky Bet League 1

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

Sky Bet League 2

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

Thursday 3rd March

Sky Bet Championship

Birmingham City v Hull City (live on Sky Sports)

Middlesbrough will return to the summit of the Sky Bet Championship on Tuesday evening if they avoid defeat against Blackburn Rovers.

Aitor Karanka's side play again on Friday evening against Wolverhampton Wanderers live on Sky Sports, by which time Hull City may have re-claimed top spot themselves if they defeat Birmingham City on Thursday. 

In Sky Bet League 1 there is a full schedule of games taking place with leaders Burton Albion taking on Sheffield United at Bramall Lane.

Any slip up could see Wigan Athletic, unbeaten in 12, go top of the table with a win over fifth-placed Millwall.

Gillingham make the long trip north to play Fleetwood Town while Walsall take on Scunthorpe United. Bottom side Colchester United travel to Bradford City, who have won three of their last four.

In Sky Bet League 2, table-toppers Northampton Town play AFC Wimbledon at Sixfields Stadium in a game between the division's form sides, and nearest-challengers Plymouth Argyle travel to Barnet.

Dagenham & Redbridge are eight points from safety and are in need of a result at Notts County, while York City could move out of the relegation places if they win and Hartlepool United suffer defeat at Bristol Rovers.

Match Official Appointments

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

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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