League Two leaders Northampton will be looking to get back to winning ways after their goalless encounter with Hartlepool United last weekend when they take on play-off chasers AFC Wimbledon on Tuesday night.
Chris Wilder’s side, who were unable to extend their club-record ten-game winning streak to eleven on Saturday, are still ten points clear of second-placed Plymouth Argyle and 18 clear of fourth-placed Accrington Stanley.
The visitors at Sixfields this evening currently sit in eighth place, one point adrift of the division’s play-off places following their narrow 2-1 defeat to third-placed Oxford United a few days ago.
Runners-up Plymouth visit newly promoted Barnet tonight, with the Bees in high spirits after holding fellow high-flyers Accrington to a entertaining 2-2 draw at the weekend.
The Pilgrims recorded their first league win in three games to marginally reduce Northampton’s gap at the top of the table, after Derek Adams’ side edged past Notts County 1-0 at Home Park.
Just three points behind them are Oxford, who welcome lowly York City to the Kassam Stadium, with the visitors still licking their wounds from Saturday’s last-gasp defeat to Luton Town.
The Minstermen, who suffered heartbreak in the second minute of stoppage time by Olly Lee’s late winner for the Hatters (2-3), now lie two points adrift of safety in the bottom two after their third consecutive loss on the trot.
The only side below York in the standings is Dagenham and Redbridge, who are a worrying eight points away from retaining their League Two status next season after a almighty 1-0 home defeat to the hands of fellow relegation rivals Yeovil Town on Saturday.
John Still’s rock-bottom outfit make the trip to Meadow Lane this evening to face Notts County, who have dropped to 16th in the table after losing their last three outings on the bounce.
Elsewhere; Saturday’s victors Yeovil return to Huish Park to take on fourth-placed Accrington, who have won three of their last five games.
After snatching a thrilling five-goal thriller in Yorkshire at the weekend; Luton will fancy securing their third successive win on the bounce when they take on 18th placed Morecambe, who have lost their last four games in a row.
In fifth spot; Portsmouth make the trip to Devon to play Exeter City at St James Park after both outfits collected three points at the weekend, with Paul Cook’s Pompey overcoming Cambridge United 2-1 at Fratton Park and Paul Tisdale’s Grecians condemning lowly Stevenage to back-to-back league losses (0-2) respectively.
Play-off hopefuls; Wycombe Wanderers and Leyton Orient, who both currently occupy League Two’s sixth and seventh spots, will look to extend their winning streak against Cambridge and Carlisle United.
Bristol Rovers will be determined to make amends for Saturday’s 1-0 loss at Wycombe, a result which saw the Pirates drop out of the league’s play-off zone, when they welcome relegation threatened Hartlepool to the Memorial Stadium tonight.
And finally, Crawley Town and Newport will both be keen on bagging a vital tally of three points when the two lowly clubs go head-to-head at the Checkatrade.com Stadium tonight, with both sides sitting 17th and 19th in the standings respectively.