Bradford City v Tranmere Rovers

In the first of two matches on Sunday, Bradford City put their seven-match winning stretch on the line when they face Tranmere Rovers.

The fourth-placed Bantams head into the 3pm kick-off with 21 points from their 10 league games - last weekend's 2-0 win over Walsall was their third successive three-point haul.

Rovers are lingering at the opposite end of the table, sitting bottom after losing their last four games and failing to score in their most recent three.

Colchester United v Walsall

Out-of-sorts Colchester United entertain Walsall.

The U's were beaten 3-0 by Wolverhampton Wanderers in their most recent outing to extend a torrid eight-game winless run which sees them languish in 14th, five points above the danger zone.

The Saddlers are five places better off but were also defeated last time out, losing 2-0 at home against Bradford, extending their own run without a win to three.

Coventry City v Sheffield United

Sunday's 4pm start sees struggling Sheffield United take on Coventry City live on Sky Sports.

The Blades opened the campaign with their only win and have since suffered seven losses and notched just two draws, including a 1-1 stalemate with Crawley Town in their most recent outing.

Steven Pressley's side are four places better off and got their first win in three last Saturday, beating Stevenage 1-0.

Marlon King
Marlon King scored his 150th career goal in Sheffield United's 1-1 draw with Crawley Town last weekend

Leyton Orient v Milton Keynes Dons

Top of the table Leyton Orient host Milton Keynes Dons.

After opening the season with eight consecutive wins, Orient have since drawn their last two games 1-1, against Walsall and Oldham Athletic, which has seen their lead cut to just one point.

The seventh-placed Dons come into Saturday's match having lost their last two, 3-2 against Gillingham in league action before a midweek Johnstone's Paint Trophy loss at Stevenage.

Port Vale v Peterborough United

Snapping at Orient's heels are Peterborough United and they make the trip to Staffordshire for an encounter with Port Vale.

Posh are second and just one point behind Orient having won their last four league outings before overcoming Brentford 2-1 in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy. The Valiants' form has picked up of late having won two and drawn one of their last three League 1 fixtures.

Vale hold the advantage in meetings between the sides with 16 wins compared to Peterborough's 14, and 13 have finished level.

Preston North End v Crewe Alexandra

After falling to their first defeat of the campaign last weekend, Preston North End welcome struggling Crewe Alexandra.

Simon Grayson's side began the term with four draws followed by four victories, but suffered their first league loss of the season at Peterborough last Saturday, before being knocked out of the Trophy on Tuesday evening by Oldham Athletic.

The Alex have struggled so far, registering up just one triumph, and they are without a win in seven, conceding 11 goals in their last three games in all competitions.

Rotherham United v Swindon Town

Rotherham United entertain Swindon Town.

The sixth-placed Millers lost their last match at the New York Stadium - their first home defeat of the campaign - but fought back to beat Brentford last weekend. Similarly, Swindon also won their last two outings following a defeat in their most recent away match.

Encounters between the two clubs have been close in recent years with the last six encounters being separated by a single goal.

Mark Bradley
Mark Bradley scored the only goal of the game as Rotherham United overcame Brentford last time out in League 1

Shrewsbury Town v Gillingham

Following two successive wins, Gillingham are on the road to Shrewsbury Town.

Martin Allen's Gills started the campaign with three draws and five defeats before beating Crewe Alexandra 3-0 and Milton Keynes Dons 3-2 - results that have lifted them to 16th.

The Shrews are level with Gillingham on nine points but have just one win to their name so far. Last Saturday's 2-2 draw with Carlisle United was their sixth stalemate of the term, and fifth in their last seven matches.

Stevenage v Brentford

Second-bottom Stevenage play host to stuttering Brentford.

Boro are yet to win in the league on home soil, drawing one and losing four, and come into the fixture having lost their last four league matches. The Bees have struggled to string results together in recent weeks having registered two wins among three defeats.

Both sides were involved in midweek Johnstone's Paint Trophy matches that finished 2-1 - Brentford were knocked out at Peterborough, while Graham Westley's men progressed by beating MK Dons.

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