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League One Preview: Blades begin Clough era, Orient host Millers

Created on 25 Oct., 2013 12:16 AM GMT

League One strugglers Sheffield United begin the Nigel Clough era with a home game against Crewe Alexandra on Saturday.

Clough has been charged with the task of turning around United's flagging fortunes after David Weir was sacked earlier this month.

The Yorkshire club unveiled the 47-year-old former England forward as their new boss on Wednesday, less than a month after he was sacked by Derby County.

He takes over a team languishing in the relegation zone, but they have picked up four points from their last two games so the new manager will have something to build on.

Leaders Leyton Orient will be looking to get back on track when they host Rotherham United after suffering their first defeat of the season against Coventry City in midweek.

Orient were beaten 3-1 by Steven Pressley's men, but they remain top of the table on goal difference as second-placed Peterborough United were held to a goalless draw by Sheffield United.

Darren Ferguson's Peterborough side have won five of their six away games in the league and they will be confident of securing another three points at Colchester United, having already beaten the Essex club 5-1 on their travels in the League Cup this season.

Wolves closed the gap on the top two to three points with a 2-0 win over Oldham Athletic and Kenny Jackett's side, who have a game in hand, travel to fifth-placed Bradford City on Saturday.

Fourth-placed Preston had to Notts County, while sixth-placed Walsall can make it three consecutive wins if they beat Coventry at the Bescot Stadium.

Bristol City's woes continued when they were beaten by Brentford at Ashton Gate on Tuesday night and they remain bottom of the table without a win ahead of their long trip to Carlisle United.

Elsewhere on Saturday, third-bottom Tranmere Rovers host Milton Keynes Dons, Stevenage entertain Crawley Town, Shrewsbury Town travel to Brentford, Oldham are at home to Swindon Town and Gillingham are at Port Vale.

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