League One and League Two clubs will resume league action this week following their commitments in the FA Cup first round and as well as the group stage of the EFL trophy.
As many as three games have been postponed in League One due to international call-ups while a solitary match in League Two involving Grimsby Town and Newport County has been pushed forward because of the same reason.
Elsewhere, Wigan Athletic, who are bottom of League One, won’t make the trip to AFC Wimbledon with the London outfit reporting multiple positive results during the COVID-19 testing last weekend.
Four games to watch in Matchday 12:
Crewe Alexandria vs Peterborough United – League One: Peterborough are flying high at the top of League One with a three-point advantage and they have won four of their previous five games.
They should be favourites for the upcoming clash at Crewe, who have suffered three straight losses and are currently just three points adrift of the relegation zone.
Peterborough and Crewe have not faced each other since the 2015/16 campaign. Back then, The Posh did the double over Crewe with a 5-1 away win followed by a 3-0 triumph at the London Road Stadium.
Cambridge United vs Barrow – League Two: With Newport not in action due to international call-ups, Cambridge United have the chance to return to the top of League Two with a victory.
United have been hugely impressive this term and they are the league’s top scorers with 24 goals and also hold the joint second-best defensive record with just eight conceded.
Barrow, meanwhile, are just four points adrift of the drop zone in their first season in the Football League in 48 years. Cambridge will fancy their chances of registering back-to-back league wins.
Bolton Wanderers vs Salford City – League Two: Tonight, there will be an interesting match-up with North West sides Bolton Wanderers and Salford City taking up each other for the first time in history.
The stadium of both teams are separated by just 23 kms and the Trotters will be hoping to win the bragging rights such that they can extend their three-point gap over the drop zone in League Two.
Salford, on the other hand, can temporarily move into the final play-off position with a victory. The Class of 92-owned club will be managed by Richie Wellens, who took charge last week.
Shrewsbury Town vs Swindon Town – League One: Shrewsbury have experienced a tough start to the season and they are currently 22nd on the table after picking up just one point in the previous five games.
Elsewhere, managerless Swindon are only two places and two points ahead of the hosts, but they have a game in hand. Their form has been similarly poor with just three points coming off the past five matches.
Since 2014, Swindon are unbeaten against Shrewsbury, but the last two meetings during the 2016/17 campaign ended in 1-1 draws. Both teams will be desperate for three points this time around.
Stats from Transfermarkt.com and 11v11.com