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Sky Bet League One: Matchday 16 preview

28 October 2016

Paul Hurst's first task as new manager of Shrewsbury Town is to take Sky Bet League One's bottom club to Southend United.

The Shrimpers eased past MK Dons last week, which sealed Karl Robinson's fate, and interim boss Richie Barker faces a daunting trip to Sheffield United, who are unbeaten in 10 matches.

Scunthorpe still sit at the summit and host Swindon, Oldham make the six-mile trip to Rochdale, and Oxford and Millwall get Matchday 16 under way with a 1pm kick-off at the Kassam Stadium.

Sky Bet League One: Matchday 16 fixtures (3pm kick-off unless stated)

Saturday 29th October 2016

AFC Wimbledon v Bradford City
Bolton Wanderers v Port Vale
Bristol Rovers v Peterborough United
Charlton Athletic v Chesterfield
Fleetwood Town v Gillingham
Northampton Town v Bury
Oxford United v Millwall (1pm)
Rochdale v Oldham Athletic
Scunthorpe United v Swindon Town
Sheffield United v Milton Keynes Dons
Southend United v Shrewsbury Town
Walsall v Coventry City

Referees: Click here to see the match officials on duty

Five facts

1. Four goals per game is the average from the five matches played between AFC Wimbledon and Bradford. The Dons hold a 3-2 lead in the head-to-head battle.

2. Bolton take on Port Vale for the first time since 2000, with the Valiants looking for a rare victory. In 34 meetings, Vale have won just two, both coming in 1988.

3. Charlton have won five and drawn one of their last six with Chesterfield, with the Spireites' last success a home win in 1975. Their only victory at The Valley was a 5-2 triumph 42 years earlier.

4. Meetings between MK Dons and Sheffield United have never been settled by more than one goal, with the pair facing off 10 times in the past. Six of the eight EFL encounters have finished 1-0.

5. Fleetwood have scored in every EFL game this season, and have netted in each of their six games against Gillingham. They've won three, drawn two, and lost one – the latter a 5-1 drubbing last season.

From the dugout

Social media

Good to see our very own @WillHenry98 making the top 10 talented teens in the #EFL 🙌🏻⚽️

— Swindon Town FC (@Official_STFC) October 26, 2016

It's our Birthday! 123 years ago today Dr Hitchings held a meeting in the Britannia Inn to set up a football club. The rest is history

— Oxford United FC (@OUFCOfficial) October 27, 2016

PRE MATCH: Paul Hurst looks ahead to his first game as Town boss against @SUFCRootsHall#salop


— Shrewsbury Town FC (@shrewsweb) October 27, 2016

YOUTUBE: John-Joe O'Toole milestone - 100 appearances for NTFC. Here are some highlights from those 100 games:

— Northampton Town (@ntfc) October 27, 2016

Yes @matthewtaylor69 👏👏 #WeveGotTaylor

— Bristol Rovers (@Official_BRFC) October 26, 2016

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