League One Preview: Burton host Chesterfield while Walsall travel to Crewe
Feb12

League One Preview: Burton host Chesterfield while Walsall travel to Crewe

Burton Albion have the chance to go seven points clear at the top of League One when they take on Chesterfield on Friday evening. The leaders are four ahead of second-placed Walsall, despite losing two of their last four matches. Manager Nigel Clough remains confident his side do not need to replace their top-scorer Nasser El Khayati, despite selling the striker in January. The visitors are a struggling Chesterfield side just one...

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Romaine Sawyers: Walsall can win League One title
Feb10

Romaine Sawyers: Walsall can win League One title

Walsall playmaker Romaine Sawyers is confident that the Saddlers are capable of finishing top of League One this season. The West Midlands outfit are currently sitting second with 56 points from 29 games, and they’re just four points behind leaders Burton Albion. Despite a disappointing 3-0 defeat to Millwall last time out, Sawyers told Shoot that he still thinks his side are able to secure promotion to the Championship by finishing...

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League One Round-Up: Burton move four points clear, Barnsley make it seven straight wins
Feb08

League One Round-Up: Burton move four points clear, Barnsley make it seven straight wins

Burton comfortably put aside Bradford as they moved four points clear at the top of League One. Mason Bennett’s deflected effort gave the Brewers the lead before Tom Naylor and Mark Duffy added to the scoreline. Rory McArdle’s late strike in stoppage-time was only a mere consolation for the visitors. Walsall lost ground on leaders Burton with a 3-0 loss at home to Millwall, who have now won four of their last five matches. Lee...

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League One Preview: Promotion rivals Walsall and Millwall clash, leaders Burton desperate for a win over Bradford
Feb06

League One Preview: Promotion rivals Walsall and Millwall clash, leaders Burton desperate for a win over Bradford

After suffering their second loss in three league games, table toppers Burton need to get back to winning ways when Bradford visit this weekend or risk getting knocked off their perch. Forward Nasser El Khayati was rejoined with former Albion manager Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink at QPR on deadline day, a deal which boss Nigel Clough said was “good enough for a player that wanted to go.” The leaders are ahead by a single point, on 57 after...

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League One: Manager, Player and Goal of the Month (January)
Feb03

League One: Manager, Player and Goal of the Month (January)

Player of the Month: Sam Winnall (Barnsley) It’s no surprise that Winnall’s hot streak of form has coincided with Barnsley’s resurgence this month. The former Scunthorpe striker netted an astonishing seven goals in five games to fire his side to within touching distance of a play-off place. He also scored two in the last game in December, taking his current streak to nine goals in his last six outings. He began the month with a header...

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League One Round-Up: Walsall climb into second, Southend nearing the play-offs
Feb03

League One Round-Up: Walsall climb into second, Southend nearing the play-offs

Walsall moved up into second place in League One after defeating Doncaster Rovers 2-1 at the Keepmoat Stadium. Two quick-fire second-half goals set the Saddlers on their way. Sam Mantom and Andy Taylor scored within four minutes of each other to give the visitors all three points to move them just a point behind league leaders Burton. Liam Mandeville netted Donny’s consolation as the hosts stay 16th. Southend leapt up to seventh...

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