League leaders Plymouth travel to Luton’s Kenilworth Road this Saturday hoping to set back to winning ways and put more daylight between themselves and Portsmouth at the sharp end of the division.
The Green Army lost 1-0 to third placed Oxford in midweek at the Kassam, but still sit two points clear and face a Luton side winless in three after previously winning four on the bounce.
The Hatters drew 1-1 with Leyton Orient last time out in an incredibly even match, so a home victory would see them edge nearer the coveted play-off positions.
Orient are again on the road this weekend, this time facing a tricky trip to in-form Morecambe.
Jim Bentley’s side have won their last three and are the country’s highest scorers with 31 goals in 14 matches, while the O’s have only won once in their last eight outings following a fast start to the season.
Oxford are currently the division’s form side, going on a seven-match unbeaten run, and this week they face strugglers Barnet.
The U’s beat league leaders Plymouth 1-0 at home on Tuesday night, their fourth win in seven, whereas Barnet drew 1-1 with Hartlepool to secure their first away point of the season.
Martin Allen’s Bees are five points clear of the bottom-two, but will have to tighten up at the back if they are to progress any higher up the table, having conceded 24 in 14 matches so far.
Second host fourth as Portsmouth take on Mansfield at Fratton Park.
Pompey have only lost once all season but a late goal cost them all three points at home to Stevenage on Tuesday.
The hosts sit two points ahead of Mansfield who won their fourth match from the last five with a 99th minute winner at Yeovil in midweek.
For Yeovil, they have only registered three points on two separate occasions this term, the last of which was just over a month ago.
This weekend they take on Cambridge United, who sit six points from the play-offs after a 1-0 defeat to Exeter on Wednesday night; their third defeat in five matches.
Newport picked up just their second win of the campaign on Tuesday with a gutsy 2-0 win over Wycombe at Adams Park.
This weekend, if results go their way, the South Wales club could climb out of the bottom-two with a win over relative neighbours Bristol Rovers.
Rovers drew 0-0 with Notts County in midweek after gaining maximum points from their previous three matches, seeing them climb to within three points of the play-offs after a dodgy run in September.
Newport will know that with wins at a premium at the bottom of the division at the moment, any points picked up this weekend could be vital.
All League Two Matches:
Oxford Utd v Barnet
Luton v Plymouth
Bristol Rovers v Newport
Yeovil v Cambridge
Accrington v Dag & Red
Exeter v Notts County
Hartlepool v Crawley
Morecambe v Leyton Orient
Northampton v Stevenage
Portsmouth v Mansfield
Wycombe v Carlisle
York v Wimbledon