There are 11 fixtures in League One this weekend; with only Barnsley’s participation in Sunday’s Johnstone’s Paint Trophy preventing a full fixture list, with Burton Albion and Wigan Athletic fighting for top spot.
Current leaders Burton, who suffered a 2-0 defeat to the hands of Millwall on Easter Monday, will be looking to get back to winning ways when they host Bury at the Pirelli Stadium.
Meanwhile the Latics, who are just one point behind them after winning their last three league outings on the bounce, visit 17th placed Shrewsbury Town, who have recorded stalemates in their previous three games.
Walsall; who have also won three on the trot, and have two games in hand over the the top two, will be looking to keep pace with a victory over Sheffield United at Bramall Lane on Saturday afternoon, with the Blades still licking their wounds after their midweek 3-1 defeat to Southend United.
Meanwhile at the opposite end of the table; rock-bottom Crewe Alexandra, who have lost their last four outings in the third-tier of English football, could drift a might 14 points adrift of safety if they fall short in their attempts to defeat Peterborough United, plus other results go against them.
Second bottom Colchester United; who have recorded impressive back-to-back league wins over Doncaster Rovers and Coventry, have given themselves optimism of beating the drop and will be eager to seal a third straight win against Millwall this weekend, although the Lions currently occupy fifth spot after defeating leaders Burton earlier this week.
Free falling Doncaster; who have lost their last seven matches in a row, will be doubly determined to stop their appalling run of form when they travel to Spotland to take on Rochdale, who are only seven points adrift of League One’s play-off spots before kick-off.
Relegation rivals Fleetwood Town; who are level on points with fourth bottom Oldham Athletic, will be hoping to create a gap between them and that dreaded dotted line due to the Latics’ inactivity this weekend by snatching a result of some sort against Swindon Town.
The Cod Army will have their fingers crossed for all three points as the Robins have been in dire form of late, conceding 10 goals in their last two League One outings, losing 4-1 and 6-0 to Wigan Athletic and Scunthorpe United over the Easter period.
Saturday’s remaining fixtures will also see Southend try to move in on the top six if they can defeat Blackpool away from home, plus Bradford City play host to Graham Alexander’s Scunthorpe and Chesterfield take on Port Vale.
And finally fourth placed Gillingham can keep their hopes of automatic promotion alive this term with victory over Coventry, who have dramatically slipped to tenth in the standings after six losses in their last eight matches.