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Sky Bet League One: Matchday 18 preview

18 November 2016

All 24 teams in Sky Bet League One take to the field at 3pm on Saturday in a packed day of EFL action.

Leaders Scunthorpe United can make it four wins on the bounce with victory at home to Oldham Athletic, who sit just four points above the bottom.

Second-placed Bradford face Southend, who haven't been defeated at home since August, while Sheffield United and Bolton will aim to keep the pressure on the top two with respective home fixtures against Shrewsbury and Millwall.

Bury and Charlton begin life without a manager, following the departures of David Flitcroft and Russell Slade earlier this week. The Shakers travel to AFC Wimbledon and the Addicks welcome Port Vale to The Valley.

MK Dons and Coventry also continue their time without a permanent manager at the helm – they face Bristol Rovers and Oxford respectively.

Sky Bet League One: Matchday 18 fixtures (All 3pm kick-off)

Saturday 19th November 2016

AFC Wimbledon v Bury
Bolton Wanderers v Millwall
Bristol Rovers v Milton Keynes Dons
Charlton Athletic v Port Vale
Fleetwood Town v Chesterfield
Northampton Town v Peterborough United
Oxford United v Coventry City
Rochdale v Swindon Town
Scunthorpe United v Oldham Athletic
Sheffield United v Shrewsbury Town
Southend United v Bradford City
Walsall v Gillingham

Referees: Click here to see the match officials on duty

Five facts

1. Millwall have not won away at Bolton in a league fixture since a 4-0 victory in 1973. Their most recent triumph over the Trotters came in a Sky bet Championship fixture at The Den in 2012.

2. Port Vale visit The Valley for the first time since a 2001 FA Cup loss. Their last victory away at the Addicks came in December 1996 – a 3-1 win with Tony Naylor scoring a hat-trick.

3. Oxford lost at Coventry last month in their maiden trip to the Ricoh, and now it's the Sky Blues' turn to visit a new ground. The last time the U's hosted Coventry was in 1987 at their old Manor Ground, where they won 1-0.

4. AFC Wimbledon and Bury meet for the fourth time in the space of four weeks, and this game comes just four days after Neal Ardley's men fired five past the Shakers in an FA Cup replay.

5. It's not often Sheffield United and Shrewsbury Town share the spoils. The last time an EFL fixture finished all square between them was August 1985.

From the dugout

Social media

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— Northampton Town (@ntfc) November 17, 2016

🎫 FREE ENTRY: Admission for current servicemen and women will be free for Saturday's game with @ChesterfieldFC. ➡️

— Fleetwood Town FC (@ftfc) November 17, 2016

COMMUNITY: @BristolRoversCT are running free football sessions for children aged 14-19!

— Bristol Rovers (@Official_BRFC) November 17, 2016

Sep: WWWWW - award 🏆

Oct/Nov: LLLLLLL - departs 👎

Manager of the Month curse for David Flitcroft? >>

— EFL (@EFL) November 17, 2016

PRE MATCH: Paul Hurst looks ahead to the game with @SUFC_tweets#salop


— Shrewsbury Town FC (@shrewsweb) November 17, 2016

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