Football: THE WEEK AHEAD

That Was The Weekend That Was
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Today: In a busy Nationwide League programme, Wolves bid to make it five wins out of five at home to Stockport County and return to the top of the First Division, having been displaced by Sunderland. In the Second Division, Stoke - 100 per cent under Brian Little - seek a fifth win in five away to Colchester, while Third Division leaders Rotherham are at home to Mansfield.

Tomorrow: More Nationwide League - Bournemouth, second in the Second Division, are at home to Blackpool.

Wednesday: Manchester City, not exactly pulling up trees yet even in the Second Division, are home to Walsall.

Friday: Opening European Under-21 championship matches include Sweden v England (4.30) and Wales v Italy (5.0) at the Racecourse Ground in Wrexham.

Saturday: First exchanges in the senior European Championship: Sweden meet England in Solna (5.0) and Wales v Italy (Anfield, 7.45). Scotland are in Lithuania, Northern Ireland in Turkey and the Republic of Ireland meet Croatia at home. No Premiership today, but in the Nationwide League First Division Sunderland are at Crewe and Wolves away to Ipswich. Games involving Bolton, Crystal Palace and Norwich, among others, are postponed.

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