Swindon remain unbeaten this season, however they could have been preparing for this weekend’s fixtures in the top two if it wasn’t for a controversial penalty decision in the last minute of their game against Port Vale on Tuesday.
The game ended up 2-2, and they travel to Phil Brown’s winless Southend this time out hoping to make amends.
Coventry are the only side in League One with a 100% record still in-tact, and Tony Mowbray’s side will be looking to build on Tuesday night’s 3-2 victory over Crewe when they travel to Walsall for a Midlands derby. The Saddlers start the weekend in third, and remain unbeaten after a 2-1 win away at Rochdale on their last outing.
For Bradford, a Yorkshire derby with Barnsley is next on the agenda after completing the signings of defender Reece Burke from West Ham on a one-month loan and Wolves midfielder Lee Evans until January. Phil Parkinson’s side prop up the table after two defeats and a draw, whereas Barnsley have had a solid start and won 3-2 at Millwall on Tuesday.
For Blackpool, the nightmare continues – the Tangerines lost 2-1 at home to Burton on Tuesday, meaning that they are still without a win this term. They travel to Sheffield United this weekend, who have put their dodgy start to the season behind them and have now won two on the bounce – the most recent of which was a 3-1 win on Tuesday night at Peterborough.
Elsewhere, unbeaten Gillingham will hope to keep pace with Walsall and Coventry with another three points this weekend against Wigan. The Gills beat Bradford 2-1 last time out, whereas the Latics finally notched their first win of the campaign on Tuesday – an impressive 3-0 win over Scunthorpe at the DW Stadium.
Barnsley vs Bradford
Burton vs Peterborough
Chesterfield vs Rochdale
Crewe vs Bury
Fleetwood vs Colchester
Gillingham vs Wigan
Oldham vs Shrewsbury
Port Vale vs Doncaster
Scunthorpe vs Millwall
Sheff Utd vs Blackpool
Southend vs Swindon
Walsall vs Coventry