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Sky Bet League One: Matchday 28 preview

20 January 2017

Port Vale welcome Bury on Friday night as the Sky Bet League One weekend gets off to an early start.

The remaining fixtures kick-off in the traditional 3pm slot on Saturday, which is when Gary Caldwell and Justin Edinburgh will make their managerial bows with Chesterfield and Northampton Town respectively.

Sheffield United host Gillingham as the league leaders bid to return to winning ways, second-placed Scunthorpe United visit Charlton Athletic, and Bolton Wanderers go to Southend United.

At the opposite end, Shrewsbury Town welcome Oldham Athletic in a battle between two bottom-four sides.

Sky Bet League One: Matchday 28 fixtures (3pm kick-off unless stated)

Friday 20th January 2017

Port Vale v Bury (7:45pm)

Saturday 21st January 2017

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

Referees: Click here to see the match officials on duty

Five facts

1. EFL fixtures between Charlton and Scunthorpe have seen more draws than wins, dating back to the first meeting in 1958.The Iron lead 5-4 in the head-to-head, but the spoils have been shared 10 times.

2. Gillingham are yet to keep a clean sheet away from home this season. They face a Sheffield United side who have failed to score at Bramall Lane just twice in their 13 fixtures so far.

3. Shrewsbury and Oldham's battle at the bottom will be the 50th EFL meeting between the pair. The Shrews narrowly hold the upper hand (W19, D12) but the Latics have won on their last two league  visits to Greenhous Meadow.

4. Southend and Bolton have been quick out the blocks this term, hitting a respective 14 and nine in the first 15 minutes of matches – both more than any other team. The Shrimpers hit the front after just three minutes in the reverse fixture.

5. Walsall versus Bristol Rovers is a fixture that has produced contrasting results over recent meetings. In 2009, Rovers romped to a 5-0 away win, but the last Bescot encounter finished 6-1 to the hosts. The game in between? A 0-0, of course!

From the dugout

Social media

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