Vital Preview - League One - 17th October 2017
The 2017-18 season continues with the latest round of games this midweek. This will see us among those involved with three points of course the aim.
Saturday 14th October
Bristol Rovers 0-1 Oxford United 15:00
Bury 3-1 Bradford City 15:00
Charlton Athletic 1-0 Doncaster Rovers 15:00
Fleetwood Town 2-2 Rochdale 15:00
Northampton Town 0-1 AFC Wimbledon 15:00
Oldham Athletic 1-0 Blackburn Rovers 15:00
Peterborough United 0-1 Gillingham 15:00
Plymouth Argyle 1-1 Shrewsbury Town 15:00
Portsmouth 2-0 Milton Keynes Dons 15:00
Rotherham United 2-0 Scunthorpe United 15:00
Walsall 1-1 Blackpool 15:00
Wigan Athletic 3-0 Southend United 15:00
If AFC Wimbledon can build on a weekend win they could move out of the bottom four, the problem is they'll have to overcome a Rotherham side, fourth, that's won four out of the last five, including three on the spin.
Blackburn's bid to get back on track - following defeat at Oldham, who travel to Bradford - will see Rovers entertain bottom side Plymouth, who ended a losing run with a draw on Saturday against then leaders Shrewsbury.
Doncaster came up with champions Portsmouth - as well as runners up Plymouth - from League Two automatically last season but only goal difference is keeping Donny out of the bottom four, so defeat could change that. A Pompey win at the Keepmoat could be enough to move Kenny Jackett's side into the play off places?
A fourth straight win saw Wigan take the League One leadership ahead of Shrewsbury - they will host Bristol Rovers - on goal difference. The Latics bid to maintain this position when travelling to third bottom Gillingham, who did win on Saturday.
In-form sides Oxford and Charlton, in sixth and fifth respectively, bid to consolidate top six places when meeting at the Kassam Stadium. Meanwhile, at the other end of the table, second bottom Northampton go to Rochdale - above the drop zone on goal difference alone - looking to end a run of five without a win, including four defeats.
Both Scunthorpe and Fleetwood would have been expected to be in the play off places, at least, at this stage of the season but they are languishing around midtable - then again a win for either and that could alter the complexion of their position pretty dramatically.
What will happen in this one though? Cast your vote so we know if you think it'll be all smiles or disappointment come the full time whistle.
Tuesday 17th October
AFC Wimbledon v Rotherham United 19:45
Blackburn Rovers v Plymouth Argyle 19:45
Blackpool v Bury 19:45
Bradford City v Oldham Athletic 19:45
Doncaster Rovers v Portsmouth 19:45
Gillingham v Wigan Athletic 19:45
Milton Keynes Dons v Walsall 19:45
Oxford United v Charlton Athletic 19:45
Rochdale v Northampton Town 19:45
Scunthorpe United v Fleetwood Town 19:45
Shrewsbury Town v Bristol Rovers 19:45
Southend United v Peterborough United 19:45
It goes without saying the expectation; most definitely the hope at least, will be for a positive result. But will this happen? We'll find out soon enough.
Ahead of the game we're looking for your views on what way you think it will go, which requires you to vote in the latest poll in one of the options you have been given.
However, don't just look also have a say. We don't just want your vote, which you can do to the right; we also want some thoughts and views ahead of the game as well so share these below.