Football: Swindon closing in on Forest at the top

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Today's top First Division game sees Bury, promoted in May, travelling to third-placed Swindon. The Wiltshire side can go within one point of Nottingham Forest at the top if they win.

Bury's fellow divisional newcomers, Stockport and Crewe (both currently just above mid-table Bury) both play lower opposition, at home to Oxford United and away at Reading respectively.

Tomorrow is First Division derby day, with Birmingham hosting Wolverhampton Wanderers and Stoke City facing Port Vale in the Potteries encounter at the Victoria Ground.

In the Second Division, Northampton can go top of the table if they win away at Grimsby. The Cobblers, promoted in May, have lost just one League game this season, on the opening day. Elsewhere, Fulham will be looking to maintain their 100 per cent record at Craven Cottage in the Keegan era when they meet Blackpool. Fulham beat Oldham 3-1 last Saturday while Blackpool lost 2-1 to Millwall.

Oldham and Millwall themselves meet today at the New Den, with Oldham knowing they can leapfrog their opponents into the top six if they win, and Millwall knowing they can maintain their promotion challenge if they prevail themselves.

In the Third Division, Micky Adams makes a quick managerial comeback after leaving Fulham as he takes charge of struggling Swansea City, who sacked Jan Molby in midweek. Adams faces a difficult first game in charge, taking Swansea, fifth from bottom of the League, to Exeter, who are third in the division.

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