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League One Preview: Peterborough, Orient look to build on perfect starts

Created on Aug. 22, 2013 11:06 AM EST

Peterborough United will look to continue their perfect start to life in League One when they visit Tranmere Rovers on Saturday.

Darren Ferguson's men were relegated from the Championship last season but have begun their promotion bid in style, winning all three of their matches.

Club record signing Britt Assombalonga, who arrived from Watford in June, has scored in all three of his League One fixtures this season for free-scoring Peterborough.

The London Road outfit have netted 12 goals in their four matches in all competitions this season and travel to Prenton Park to face a Tranmere side who are in poor form.

Tranmere have won just one point from their three matches and sit 19th in the table.

Leyton Orient are the only other side in League One with three wins from as many matches, with a terrific goal difference seeing Russell Slade's side top the table.

Republic of Ireland forward David Mooney has scored three League One goals this season already while former Jamaica international Kevin Lisbie and Dean Cox have chipped in with two each.

Leyton Orient have only conceded one league goal this season and will fancy their chances against Crewe Alexandra at Brisbane Road.

Crewe beat Tranmere 2-1 in their last fixture but have not won a competitive game on the road since March.

Wolves are also unbeaten, having won two and drawn one as they get used to life in the third tier of English football.

Manager Kenny Jackett appears to be steering the ship in the right direction following successive relegations and Wolves have kept the likes of Kevin Doyle, Leigh Griffiths and Bakary Sako at the club despite reported interest from elsewhere.

They play host to Crawley Town in one of two fixtures on Friday, with Colchester United to host Carlisle United – who are yet to win a point this season - in the other.

Successive wins for Coventry City have seen them reduce their points deduction – which initially saw them on minus 10 – and their next test comes against Preston North End on Sunday.

The match will see Coventry, who now sit on minus four, play just their second fixture at their adopted home of Sixfields Stadium in Northampton, as the stand-off over the Ricoh Arena continues.

Preston have drawn all three of their League One fixtures this season.

Other fixtures on Saturday will see newly promoted Bradford City take on Sheffield United, while Swindon Town battle Gillingham and Walsall face Brentford.

Struggling Stevenage go to Notts County, Milton Keynes Dons play Bristol City, Oldham Athletic are in action against Port Vale and Rotherham United take on Shrewsbury Town.

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