A quick look ahead at the League One programme

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Blackpool v Walsall

Jarrett Rivers could make his Football League debut for Blackpool after returning to training following a groin injury.

Goalkeeper Colin Doyle (shoulder) and John Herron (knee) remain out, though. Both players are expected to resume full training next week.

Walsall boss Dean Smith could keep faith with the side that beat Brighton in the League Cup, with youngsters Rico Henry, Reece Flanagan and Kieron Morris all keeping their places.

Left-back Henry scored the winner as Andy Taylor, Romaine Sawyers and Anthony Forde were among the substitutes.

Bradford v Port Vale

Bradford will once again be without midfielder Tony McMahon as his virus has not yet cleared up.

Bantams boss Phil Parkinson could stick with the same starting line-up against Vale after declaring no fresh injury concerns.

Vale boss Rob Page is confident his group of players are fit enough to cope with the demands placed on them this week and he may name an unchanged side.

Midfielder Michael O'Connor (knee) and goalkeeper Chris Neal (ankle), both yet to feature this season, are working their way back to fitness but remain doubtful for the weekend.

Bury v Oldham

Bury will check on the fitness of midfielder Tom Soares after he withdrew from Tuesday's Capital One Cup tie against Leicester after complaining of a tight hamstring during the warm-up.

Keil O'Brien (knee) and strikers Ryan Lowe (ankle) and Daniel Nardiello (back) are close to returning.

Oldham suffered a blow this week with the loss of influential captain Liam Kelly (Knee)for up to six weeks.

Former Tottenham winger Mark Yeates will not make his Latics debut against the Shakers.

Coventry v Southend (Monday)

Coventry are without James Maddison until January after the youngster suffered an ankle injury.

Right-back Jordan Willis also requires an operation on his knee injury and faces two months on the sidelines.

Stephen McLaughlin is set to feature for Southend after signing from Nottingham Forest.

Boss Phil Brown is hopeful of also bringing in a defender with Adam Thompson and Cian Bolger (both shoulder) sidelined.

Colchester v Scunthorpe

Colchester skipper Chris Porter (ankle) is likely to be sidelined for another two weeks.

George Elokobi could make his first start since re-signing for the club along with Owen Garvan, but Darren Ambrose is a doubt for the game.

Iron manager Mark Robins could hand a debut to central defender Murray Wallace who joined the club on a 28-day loan from Huddersfield earlier in the week.

Kevin van Veen (head), Jordan Clarke (dizziness) and Sean McAllister (ankle) are all expected to be available.

Doncaster v Fleetwood

Doncaster have suffered with news that Luke McCullough will be out for up to two months with a knee injury.

Fellow defender Rob Jones felt his neck - which has been a long-standing problem for the veteran - in that game and was withdrawn at half-time and is unlikely to be risked.

Fleetwood must continue without captain Nathan Pond, who has an ankle injury.

Forward Vamara Sanogo is also ruled out with a knee problem and defender Eggert Jonsson remains doubtful after suffering an injury in training last week.

Millwall v Chesterfield

Millwall have no fresh injury concerns

Joe Martin has joined in training after his ankle problem but Saturday's game looks to be too soon for him, while on-loan Newcastle winger Shane Ferguson (hamstring) is likely to remain out until after the international break.

Chesterfield will check on Lee Novak after a facial injury forced the forward off against Rochdale last weekend.

Striker Sylvan Ebanks-Blake and left-back Dan Jones also sustained knocks during the goalless stalemate with Dale but both players are fine and will travel to London.

Peterborough v Gillingham

Peterborough boss Dave Robertson will be without the suspended Gabriel Zakuani once again.

Kgosi Ntlhe (toe) and Michael Smith (back) are closing in on comebacks, as is fellow defender Jack Baldwin, who has been out of action since November last year with a ruptured cruciate ligament, although he is still some way from playing.

Gillingham skipper Doug Loft could return to contention after playing in a behind-closed-doors friendly in midweek after his recovery from a troublesome calf injury.

German defender Max Ehmer made his first appearance of the campaign in the midweek cup defeat following his summer move from QPR and he will be hoping for further action.

Rochdale v Barnsley

Rochdale boss Keith Hill could have new signing Nathaniel Mendez-Laing at his disposal.

The 23-year-old former Peterborough signed a one-year deal on Thursday subject to Football Association and Football League clearance.

Barnsley manager Lee Johnson will assess his players, some of whom may be struggling with fatigue, after playing 120 minutes against Everton in midweek.

Johnson will hope as many of his starting XI from that game as possible are fit for the trip, given the impressive nature of their performance against the Premier League side. Ryan Williams remains unavailable with a groin tear.

Shrewsbury v Burton

James Wesolowski could make his first league appearance of the season for Shrewsbury.

Nathaniel Knight-Percival is unlikely to feature after a long-term knee injury but is pencilled in to face Oldham in next week's Johnstone's Paint Trophy game.

Burton's performance against Middlesbrough in the Capital One Cup has given boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink a selection dilemma ahead of the trip.

Hasselbaink's biggest selection poser lies in goal where he must choose between Remi Matthews, who played against Middlesbrough on Tuesday night, and Jon McLaughlin. Calum Butcher and Matty Palmer also caught the Dutchman's eye with their performances in midfield.

Swindon v Sheff Utd

Swindon remain light up front. With Jon Obika (foot) and Jermaine Hylton (collarbone) currently sidelined, Michael Smith and Miles Storey are the only two fit strikers available to Robins boss Mark Cooper, who is still in the market for another striker.

To add to Swindon's injury woes, captain Nathan Thompson is facing a spell out after straining his groin in the early stages of the win at Southend last weekend.

Sheffield United will be without suspended pair Jose Baxter and Kieran Wallace.

Defender Neill Collins is "progressing" in his recovery from a calf injury and could make it while boss Nigel Adkins admits to having "quite a few injuries", though did not specify who.

Wigan v Crewe

Forward Jordy Hiwula is in line for his Wigan debut after joining on a season-long loan this week. Midfielder Emyr Huws moved in the opposite direction to Huddersfield.

Veteran full-back Kevin McNaughton (hamstring) is facing a few weeks out while Will Grigg will make his final appearance before linking up with Northern Ireland on international duty.

Crewe could hand debuts to two new signings after announcing the double loan capture of Liverpool forward Harry Wilson and Swansea full-back Stephen Kingsley this week.

George Ray has been cleared to be involved af