The recent form guide shows that Burton Albion are the only side not to lose any of their last six npower League 2 fixtures - and they will be looking to stretch that away to Morecambe on Saturday.

Gary Rowett's Brewers have won four and drawn two of their last six, for a return of 14 points, and collected a Tuesday victory at Southend United that saw them move up to fifth in the table.

They dropped to sixth on Wednesday night when overtaken by Cheltenham Town - who won at Bristol Rovers - but they go into Saturday's game full of confidence.

Rowett told "It is going to be difficult on Saturday because they won their first home game for a while on Tuesday night but their form away from home has been excellent.

"It is going to be another tough trip for us. Another long trip so we have got to make sure we get the players up there fresh and focused and that we put on another performance.

"Jim [Bentley, Morecambe manager] has done a terrific job there. He has been at the club for quite a while now and he has obviously tried to implement his own style on the team. I have got a lot of time for Jim, he is a really nice guy and I have always had good chats with him.

"We know that his team will be a passionate team, a hard working team and they will try and move the ball around quickly so it is going to be a case of whether we can cope with that again and impose our ability on the game."

Morecambe, in contrast, have lost four of their last six and with only one win in that period they find themselves 17th in the table.

That win did come on Tuesday night however, as they collected all three points with a 2-0 victory in front of their own fans against Chesterfield.

It was Morecambe's first home win since March, and they will, without doubt, want to build on that when the Brewers visit on Saturday.


Ticking over nicely in recent weeks have been Cheltenham Town and Fleetwood Town, who meet at the former's Abbey Business Stadium in what could be an npower League 2 thriller on Saturday.

Cheltenham's victory at Bristol Rovers in midweek was enough to move them up to fifth in the table, two points and two places behind their visitors who are third in their first season as a Football League club.

Going above Fleetwood this weekend is a target that Cheltenham boss Mark Yates has set his players.

He told "Our aim is to get as high up the table as early as we can and then stay there. I want to be be able to go above Fleetwood on Saturday and the only way to do that was to beat Bristol Rovers last night which we did. We'll take it one game at a time but little goals give the boys something to focus on.

"After winning the Blue Square Premier, Fleetwood are a club on the up. They are well backed by a young ambitious chairman and they are well run by a very young ambitious manager.

"I was fortunate enough to take Kidderminster up there a few years ago and the pitch was as good as anything I have ever seen and you could just tell something was going to happen there. Fleetwood are a club on the up and they'll be looking to maintain their momentum this weekend."

For Fleetwood, life in The Football League could not be going much better so far after their elevation from the Conference last season.

They have continued their momentum after winning promotion and collected another victory in midweek when winning 2-0 at York City.

Their focus is now on picking up another good result at Cheltenham.

Defender Youl Mawene told the Fleetwood Weekly News: "It's happy days at the minute - everything seems to work for us at the moment. It's nice to be where we are but I'm not taking anything for granted.

"We've got to remain really humble and just appreciate every three points we pick up, then move on to the next game.

"It's not the time to get carried away because it's a long, long season. So we'll just think about the next game and try to correct the things we know we've done wrong in the last one, and hopefully things will keep going right."


St James Park hosts an intriguing looking npower League 2 battle on Saturday as Exeter City, who sit fourth, host second-placed Port Vale.

Home side Exeter, relegated from npower League 1 last season, are just a point outside the automatic promotion places after 10 games and won 2-1 at Barnet on Tuesday night to break a sequence of two successive defeats.

Vale are a point ahead of their hosts and have been in excellent form over recent weeks with just one defeat in their last nine matches - and that was against table-topping Gillingham.

Saturday's clash is also a meeting of npower League 2's top scorers with Exeter's Jamie Cureton and Vale's Tom Pope both having nine goals to their name.

Vale head the pack chasing the Gills, who have a five-point advantage at the top of the table already with just five points dropped all campaign ahead of their visit to Oxford United.

Oxford were not too far away from the Play-Off places last season but this time around they are down in 16th so far after losing six League 2 games on the spin before beating AFC Wimbledon in midweek.

Wimbledon are struggling as well, and find themselves 22nd, one place and two points above the early bottom two after seven defeats from their 10 games. The Wombles travel to Plymouth Argyle on Saturday.

Wycombe Wanderers and Barnet currently occupy the bottom two places with both sides looking to turn their form around quickly.

Wycombe are 23rd with one win from their nine games and are in action at home to Torquay United while Barnet, still seeking their first win and with just two draws to their name, face an away game at Southend United.

At the top end, Bradford City currently complete the teams in the Play-Off positions as they sit seventh with 17 points from their 10 games.

The Bantams travel to Dagenham and Redbridge looking for a result that will keep them in the top seven but they are being closely trailed by Accrington Stanley, who have the same amount of points from a game less and are behind by just one goal.

Eighth-placed Accrington's next action comes at home to Rochdale, who are one place further down the table and a point behind their hosts ahead of the local derby.

Saturday's remaining games see York City host Rotherham United, Aldershot Town taking on Chesterfield, and Bristol Rovers at home to Northampton Town.

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