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Sky Bet League One: Matchday 29 preview

27 January 2017

Scunthorpe United have the chance return to the top of Sky Bet League One when they take on Port Vale this weekend.

With leaders Sheffield United out of action, three points for the Iron would see them take top spot and still have a game in hand over the Blades.

At the opposite end, Coventry City visit Northampton Town with both sides drastically out of form. The Sky Blues have picked up just two points from their last 33 available, while the Cobblers have lost 10 of their last 12 EFL fixtures.

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

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

Referees: Click here to see the match officials on duty

Five facts

1. Expect goals in the match between Bury and Walsall on Saturday – the previous seven meetings have produced 25 goals at an average of 2.8 per game.

2. 2-3? The last two fixtures between Gillingham and Shrewsbury have been close-run, five-goal thrillers, with the away side taking the three points. The Shrews are the side on the road this time around.

3. Coventry City face Northampton Town this weekend in what is their first visit to the Sixfields Stadium since their groundshare finished in August 2014.

4. Peterborough and Milton Keynes Dons have drawn just one of their last 12 matches in all competitions. That match ended 0-0 and took place in January 2008.

5. Glanford Park hasn’t been a happy hunting ground for Port Vale. They haven’t defeated Scunthorpe on the road since 1973.

From the dugout

Social media

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— Peterborough United (@theposhofficial) January 26, 2017

📸 | The @SoccerAM cameras have been over at the training ground with @jimmybullard today

— Charlton Athletic FC (@CAFCofficial) January 26, 2017

We are delighted to announce the signing of Luke Williams from @SUFCOfficial on loan until the end of the season.

— Northampton Town (@ntfc) January 27, 2017

NEWS: The covers are coming off! No pitch inspection is planned for today - we're confident that Saturday's game will take place!

— Gillingham FC (@TheGillsFC) January 27, 2017

📰 NEWS: FREE TICKETS FOR LOCAL JUNIOR FOOTBALL CLUBS - Iron to host Grassroots Football Day on Saturday, March 4 -

— Scunthorpe United FC (@SUFCOfficial) January 27, 2017

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