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Preview the EFL weekend action

24 September 2021

Get ready for another action-packed weekend across the Sky Bet Championship, Sky Bet League One and Sky Bet League Two.

Take a look at what’s on the agenda across the three divisions, from renewed rivalries to local derbies and much more.

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Respective second and third placed West Bromwich Albion and Coventry City get the Championship underway tonight in the Friday fixtures. West Brom take on a Queens Park Rangers side without a win in three, whilst Coventry City could make headway against Peterborough United.

League leaders Bournemouth go in search of their fourth win on the bounce when they host Luton Town and, hot on their heels, Fulham make the trip to Bristol City.

Elsewhere in the second-tier, Birmingham City welcome Preston North End to St Andrew’s. Frankie McAvoy’s side are unbeaten in five, holding high flyers West Brom to a draw in their last outing, whilst the Blues occupy 11th place in the standings.

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In League One, table toppers Wigan Athletic go toe-to-toe with a Cheltenham Town side finding their feet in the third-tier. Most recently, the Robins registered back-to-back victories against Oxford United and Charlton Athletic.

And who will come out on top in the battle of the Bucks as Milton Keynes Dons host Wycombe Wanderers, with just a point separating the two teams?

Looking to kick on after engineering their first wins of the season, Ipswich Town and Doncaster Rovers face Sheffield Wednesday and Plymouth Argyle respectively this weekend. The Owls are looking to overcome their season’s first hiccup, without a win in three, whilst Plymouth are riding high in fourth place.

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This weekend’s featured game sees Harrogate Town host Stevenage. The North Yorkshire team suffered a setback as they slipped to third place in the League Two rankings, taking two points from their last three fixtures, but can Simon Weaver’s men hoist themselves back inside the top two?

Leyton Orient will be hoping to tighten the four-point rift between the Londoners and Forest Green Rovers when Orient take on Mansfield Town this weekend. Forest Green, on the other hand, travel to Tranmere Rovers.

League Two’s local derby sees Greater Manchester rivals Rochdale and Oldham Athletic go head-to-head in the fourth-tier. The two sides last met in the League in April 2018, when they recorded a goalless draw in League One, and they will lock horns once again on Saturday, with Rochdale positioned just outside of the Play-Off places.


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