Portsmouth know that with a win they could end the weekend at the top of the League Two pile, and they’ll be confident in doing so a they make the trip to South Wales to take on bottom side Newport County.
A Matt Tubbs hat-trick against Cambridge last time out continued their fantastic unbeaten away record with a 3-1 win, whilst County lost 3-0 to Mansfield last time out to leave new boss John Sheridan winless after two matches.
Currently at the top, Plymouth have won their last three games and are looking to extend their lead when they welcome Accrington to Home Park.
Derek Adams’ Argyle side beat Notts County 2-0 away from home in their last game, and will know that just one defeat in their last 10 games is form of genuine promotion contenders. John Coleman’s Stanley beat Barnet 2-1 to get back to winning ways last weekend, and will be hoping to string together another fine run of results which sees them sit fifth, firmly in the play-off places.
Dagenham & Redbridge’s wait for a win now stretches back seven games – and if their form does not pick up soon, they will find themselves further adrift than one point in the bottom-two.
Their 2-2 draw with Yeovil last weekend was their fifth of the campaign so far, and their solitary win came just over a month ago. They take on a Hartlepool side this time around who sit just five points above them in the table, and have lost their last three games – most recently a 2-1 loss to Northampton – meaning an immediate reaction is needed by Ronnie Moore’s side if they are to stop their slide towards the bottom.
Leyton Orient have gone off the boil in recent weeks and will be looking to recapture their early season form with a win over in-form Oxford this Saturday.
A 3-2 defeat to struggling Crawley last time out sums up the slump the O’s find themselves, and they’ll have to be on top form to get a result against a buoyant U’s outfit that have won their last three and sit just three points from the top.
United boss Michael Appleton has warned his players not to become complacent after their 1-0 win over Wimbledon last weekend, and he’ll know that Orient are a dangerous side after starting the season five games unbeaten.
Fourth-placed Mansfield are looking to extend their winning run to four matches when they welcome mid-table Bristol Rovers to Field Mill.
The visitors are also on a three game winning run after defeating Wycombe 2-0 last time out, leaving them six points behind their hosts and five off Leyton Orient in the final play-off spot.
Weekend’s League Two Matches:
Wimbledon vs Morecambe
Barnet vs York
Cambridge vs Northampton
Carlisle vs Exeter
Crawley vs Luton
Dag & Red vs Hartlepool
Leyton Orient vs Oxford Utd
Mansfield vs Bristol Rovers
Newport vs Portsmouth
Notts County vs Yeovil
Plymouth vs Accrington
Stevenage vs Wycombe