The League One leaders Burton Albion will be looking to maintain or extend their six-point advantage at the top when they relegation-threatened Oldham Athletic at the Pirelli Stadium on Saturday.
The Brewers are still on course for promotion to the Championship, and thrashed Port Vale 4-0 away last weekend. Meanwhile, their opponents this weekend are still just one point from safety despite a 3-2 home defeat to Rochdale on Saturday.
Meanwhile, Wigan will be looking to close the gap on Albion when they travel to Swindon Town on Friday evening.
The Latics are unbeaten in their last 16 matches, and they beat fellow Bradford City 1-0 last time out. The Robins are also enjoying a prolonged period without defeat – they haven’t been beaten in their last seven league games.
Third-placed Walsall and fourth-placed Gillingham aren’t in action at the beginning of the Easter weekend, meaning that fifth-placed Millwall will be looking to close the gap on them when they make the trip to fellow promotion hopefuls Bradford City, who are seventh and only outside of the play-off positions on goal difference.
Barnsley will be looking to continue their remarkable run of form when they welcome mid-table Scunthorpe United to Oakwell on Friday.
The Tykes recovered from their first defeat in six matches to beat Fleetwood last weekend, while the visitors have one of the to goalscorers in the division – Paddy Madden has netted 17 goals this term.
Coventry City will be looking to get their promotion chances back on track when they travel to free-scoring Peterborough United on Saturday.
Tony Mowbray’s side have lost four of their last six, although they have picked up four points from their previous two games, while the Posh are 16th following last weekend’s success against relegation candidates Doncaster Rovers.
21st-placed Rovers face a crucial match as they look to maintain their League One status – they travel to bottom-of-the-table Colchester United, who will be desperate for a win as they are 10 points from safety with nine matches of the season left.
Southend will also continue their chase for a play-off spot when they travel to Rochdale, who are making a late dash for the top-six themselves. The two sides are separated by just one point, and lie three and four points from the play-offs respectively.
10th-placed Port Vale are another team that are still in with a chance of promotion, and they travel to a Shrewsbury outfit that have dragged themselves away from the relegation zone – Micky Mellon’s side lie eight points above the bottom four.
Crewe are another side in big trouble – eight points from safety – and they make the trip to Sheffield United, who still harbour hopes of finishing in the play-off positions, despite sitting in 12th place.
Elsewhere, 20th-placed Blackpool host Bury, and 18th-placed Chesterfield welcome 19th-placed Fleetwood to the Proact Stadium.
League One Fixtures:
Friday (3pm unless stated)
Barnsley vs Scunthorpe United
Blackpool vs Bury
Colchester United vs Doncaster Rovers
Rochdale vs Southend United
Sheffield United vs Crewe Alexandra
Shrewsbury Town vs Port Vale
Swindon Town vs Wigan Athletic (5:30pm)
Peterborough United vs Coventry City (7:45pm)
Saturday (3pm unless stated)
Burton Albion vs Oldham Athletic (12:30pm)
Bradford City vs Millwall
Chesterfield United vs Fleetwood Town