League Two Weekend Football Preview/Fixtures 12-14 January
Luton Town return to league games after FA Cup action last week, and they will be confident of maintaining their lead at the top of League Two when they visit relegation threatened Chesterfield.
Chesterfield v Luton Town
Leaders Luton suffered defeat at Newcastle United last weekend in the FA Cup, but can bounce back with three-points at second-bottom Chesterfield. The Hatters have lost just once in their last ten league games and travel to a Spirerites side who have picked up just one-point from their last six games to leave them in desperate relegation trouble. Luton should face few problems on their way to victory.
Lincoln City v Notts County
An interesting game at Sincil Bank, as sixth-placed Lincoln welcome second-placed Notts County. The Imps have impressed on their return to the football league to move into a play-off place off the back of five wins from their last seven games.
They welcome a Notts County side who are trying to keep pace with leaders Luton, but only two wins from their last five games has seen them fall back. They are also currently in a spat with neighbours Nottingham Forest, who have recalled two of their players from County, which also happened to be two of the Magpies most influential players this term. This could derail County’s promotion push and they could well suffer more disappointment with defeat at Lincoln.
Exeter City v Coventry City
Coventry are building some real momentum under manager Mark Robins, and have moved up to third following four wins from their last five games. They also pulled off one of the biggest shocks in this year’s FA Cup last weekend, when they beat Premier League Stoke 2-1 at the Ricoh Arena. They travel to an Exeter side who continue to yo-yo in and out of the play-off spots, but are struggling to find any consistency. Coventry can maintain their good form with a win at St James’ Park, but it won’t be an easy ride.
Accrington continue to impress, sitting fourth and in the hunt for an automatic promotion place. Stanley travel to mid-table Cheltenham, who are picking up enough wins to move away from any relegation fears.
Wycombe in fifth welcome ninth-placed Colchester, whilst seventh-placed Mansfield travel to Cambridge. Swindon are still in contention of reaching the play-offs and host a Forest Green side whose win last week lifted them off the bottom of the table and out of the drop zone.
Other games feature Newport travelling to Grimsby, Carlisle hosting Crewe, Morecambe welcoming Stevenage and Crawley facing bottom side Barnet.
Port Vale also welcome Yeovil.
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