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Vital Preview - League One - 20th January 2018

Vital Preview - League One - 20th January 2018

The 2017-18 season continues with the latest round of games this weekend. This will see us among those involved with three points of course the aim.

Previous results

Blackburn Rovers 3-1 Shrewsbury Town 15:00
Blackpool 0-0 Bristol Rovers 15:00
Bradford City 1-2 Northampton Town 15:00
Bury 0-1 Charlton Athletic 15:00
Doncaster Rovers 1-1 Plymouth Argyle 15:00
Gillingham 2-1 Rochdale 15:00
Milton Keynes Dons 0-0 AFC Wimbledon 15:00
Oldham Athletic 1-1 Rotherham United 15:00
Portsmouth 1-1 Scunthorpe United 15:00
Southend United 1-2 Fleetwood Town 15:00
Walsall 2-1 Oxford United 15:00
Wigan Athletic 0-0 Peterborough United 15:00

Wigan - fresh from an FA Cup replay upset win over Premier League side Bournemouth - bid to keep their promotion push very much on track when facing Plymouth, who are themselves still battling at the wrong end of the table.

If Blackburn are able to secure a win at Fleetwood it could be enough to push them ahead of Shrewsbury - a side Rovers beat last weekend - should the Shrews fail to claim the home points against Doncaster.

Wimbledon, Northampton, Bury and Rochdale, very much embroiled in the relegation battle, will hope to collect much needed points this weekend as will the likes of Charlton, Portsmouth and Rotherham - all chasing the fourth and final play off spot of sixth.

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.


AFC Wimbledon v Blackpool 15:00
Bristol Rovers v Bradford City 15:00
Charlton Athletic v Walsall 15:00
Fleetwood Town v Blackburn Rovers 15:00
Northampton Town v Milton Keynes Dons 15:00
Oxford United v Bury 15:00
Peterborough United v Oldham Athletic 15:00
Plymouth Argyle v Wigan Athletic 15:00
Rochdale v Southend United 15:00
Rotherham United v Portsmouth 15:00
Scunthorpe United v Gillingham 15:00
Shrewsbury Town v Doncaster Rovers 15:00

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.


Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Site Staff
Date:Friday January 19 2018
Time: 7:00AM

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