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Sky Bet League 1: Easter weekend preview

24 March 2016

There's a bumper schedule coming up in Sky Bet League 1 over the Easter weekend, including four live televised fixtures.

Two of these take place on Good Friday with Swindon Town entertaining promotion chasing Wigan Athletic, while Peterborough United take on Coventry City.

League leaders Burton Albion are in front of the Sky Sports cameras twice in three days. On Saturday they lock horns with Oldham Athletic at the Pirelli Stadium, before visiting the Den on Monday for a mouth-watering game against Millwall.

Here are all the Easter fixtures in Sky Bet League 1 - all are 3pm kick-offs unless stated:

Friday 25th March

Barnsley v Scunthorpe United
Blackpool v Bury
Colchester United v Doncaster Rovers
Rochdale v Southend United
Sheffield United v Crewe Alexandra
Shrewsbury Town v Port Vale
Swindon Town v Wigan Athletic (5.30pm - live on Sky Sports)
Peterborough United v Coventry City (7.45pm - live on Sky Sports)

Saturday 26th March

Burton Albion v Oldham Athletic (12.30pm - live on Sky Sports)
Bradford City v Millwall
Chesterfield v Fleetwood Town

Monday 28th March

Wigan Athletic v Rochdale (1.30pm)
Bury v Gillingham
Crewe Alexandra v Bradford City
Doncaster Rovers v Blackpool
Oldham Athletic v Chesterfield
Port Vale v Barnsley
Scunthorpe United v Swindon Town
Millwall v Burton Albion (7.45pm - live on Sky Sports)

There's a crucial game taking place towards the bottom of the table on Friday as Colchester, 10 points from safety, take on a Doncaster Rovers side who haven't won since 2nd January.

Darren Ferguson's men then have an equally important game on Monday when they welcome Blackpool to the Keepmoat Stadium. 

Crewe Alexandra face two tricky tests as they also look to preserve Sky Bet League 1 status. Firstly, on Friday, they travel to Bramall Lane to take on Play-Off chasing Sheffield United, before hosting Bradford City on Monday.

The Bantams are outside the top six on goal difference but should Barnsley slip up at home to Scunthorpe then they will be well placed to jump above them with victory over Millwall on Saturday. 

Southend and Port Vale continue to chase a position in the top six - the Blues travel to Rochdale on Friday but are not back in action against until Wednesday. Vale, currently in 10th, face tough fixtures against Shrewsbury Town and Barnsley.

Burton Albion are six points clear at the summit and both of their Easter fixtures will be played out in front of the Sky Sports cameras; Saturday's visit of Oldham and Monday's journey to Millwall.

Wigan Athletic are their closest challengers, and they also have two matches live on Sky Sports, against Swindon Town and Rochdale.

Match Official Appointments

The match official appointments for the Easter schedule were announced earlier this week.

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