League One Preview - Posh turn to Westley
Peterborough United turn to Graham Westley to replace the sacked Dave Robertson, with his first game a trip to Bradford City.
Former Stevenage and Preston boss Graham Westley has been named as the new Peterborough manager following the sacking of Dave Robertson at the start of September.
Westley has been out of work since the summer after failing to gain promotion in his third spell with Stevenage. The Posh drew 1-1 with Walsall last weekend and Westley will take charge in his first game away to Bradford City. The Bantams drew 2-2 with Sheffield United last Sunday after being two goals up.
Blades manager Nigel Adkins has seen his side fail to win in their last three matches which has stunted their promotion bid as they sit outside the play-off positions at present. United host South Yorkshire rivals Doncaster Rovers at Bramall Lane looking for the consistency which saw them win four games on the bounce prior to their recent dip in form. Rovers still have caretaker-boss Rob Jones in charge as they look to kick start their season as they lie in 22nd place after eight games.
Surprise leaders Burton Albion travel a short distance to Chesterfield at the weekend and boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink has urged his side to concentrate on the job in-hand.
Speaking to the official website, the former Dutch international said: "We are just taking one game at a time. It's not about getting carried away. It's about doing your job and being competitive and taking the game to whichever opponent is in front of you."
The Brewers defeated Swindon last weekend and clearly last season's League Two championship momentum has followed them this time around.
Swindon host a resurgent Colchester at the County Ground. Mark Cooper's side have failed to grab the early initiative this season and sit in 10th place. Colchester have been buoyed by recent results which has seen them beat Sheffield United at Bramall Lane and defeat leaders Gillingham at the Weston Homes Community Stadium last weekend. The U's have moved up to 13th place in the table.
Gillingham will travel to Barnsley hoping to put last weekend's defeat behind them and continue their fine form this season. Justin Edinburgh has been able to keep a consistency in his team selection and the form of midfielder Bradley Dack has been one of the key reasons the Gills have hit top spot this season. Despite missing a penalty last weekend, Gillingham will be hoping that striker Cody McDonald will be hoping to get back to form.
Blackpool remain bottom of the table after drawing 1-1 at home to Barnsley last weekend. Conor Hourihane gave the Reds the lead before new signing Jack Redshaw equalised in the second half. The Tangerines travel to fellow strugglers Shrewsbury Town at the weekend hoping to gain their second win of the season.
Crewe defeated Shrewsbury last weekend thanks to a second-minute goal from Adam King. That enabled the Railwaymen to move off the bottom of the table on goal difference. Steve Davis' side face a tough ask, as they travel to Dean Smith's second placed Walsall, who put in a good performance in defeat against Chelsea in the League Cup.