There's an action-packed week of live football ahead with four matches coming to you via Sky Sports.

First up, there's an npower League 1 double-header on Sunday as Preston North End host Milton Keynes Dons and Walsall take on Shrewsbury Town.

The match between Preston and the travelling Dons kicks off at 1.15pm and it's likely to be an exciting affair with the two sides hoping to strengthen their respective positions at the top end of npower League 1.

The Lillywhites currently sit eighth but three points would take them above the Dons, who currently lie fifth.

Graham Westley's men have recorded three home victories so far this term and have scored 13 goals on home soil, which makes them the joint-highest goalscorers at home in the division.

Karl Robinson's side haven't started life on the road too well this season, having gained just four points from their five away games - their sole away victory being a 4-1 success over Bury at Gigg Lane.

Immediately after the game at Deepdale, attention turns to the 3.30pm kick-off at the Greenhous Meadow, where Shrewsbury Town take on Walsall.

Following promotion from npower League 2 last season, the Shrews have had a below par start to life in League 1. They currently sit 18th, with 10 points from their opening 11 matches, but will want to make home advantage count against the Saddlers.

Dean Smith's men come into the game off the back of two defeats but they have had a positive start overall, sitting 11th with a 17-point tally. They have lost just once on the road, too, winning three of their five games away from the Banks's Stadium.

History is on the side of the travelling Saddlers; they haven't lost to Shrewsbury since December 1993, and have won the last three meetings between the two.

The weekend may come to a close after the clash at the Greenhous Meadow but the action doesn't stop there, with an instalment of live npower League 2 football on Monday, with Oxford United travelling to Vale Park to take on Micky Adams' high-flying Port Vale.

The Valiants have made a brilliant start to the campaign, amassing 23 points from their 11 games to date. They have tasted defeat just once in their last nine matches and will go into the 7.45pm kick-off brimming with confidence.

The same can't be said about Chris Wilder's Yellows, though, who sit way down in 16th. They managed to halt a run of six consecutive defeats with a 3-2 win over AFC Wimbledon, then picked up a precious point against league leaders Gillingham last time out.

Wilder's men will want to find the form that so nearly got them a Play-Off finish last time around, while the Valiants will be hoping they can maintain their current promotion-chasing form.

The Johnstone's Paint Trophy then returns on Wednesday with the final tie from Round 2 of this year's competition.

It looks like it's going to be an exciting encounter, too, with Sheffield United making the short journey to Meadow Lane to play Notts County in a 7.45pm kick-off.

The two have performed well in npower League 1 so far, but can either of them go the distance in the Trophy?

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