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Burnley have failed to win in their last two league games. Photo credit: @cfcunofficial

Hull City v Burnley

Burnley have the chance to move up four places into 9th if they beat Hull at the KCOM Stadium.

The last time these two sides met the Clarets looked to be claiming all three points until Robert Snodgrass rescued a draw in the 95th minute.

Sean Dyche’s men have won two of their past five games in all competitions and will be looking to avenge being dumped out of the FA Cup by non-league Lincoln City in front of their home crowd.

Preston North End v QPR

Preston manager Simon Grayson will hope his side can extend their unbeaten run when they host QPR – North End have yet to taste defeat in February.

Jermaine Beckford scored his first goal of the season in the reverse fixture at Loftus Road, helping the Lilywhites secure a 2-0 win in August.

Cardiff and Arsenal are the only teams to have defeated North End since the turn of the year.

Burton Albion v Blackburn Rovers

The first assignment for new Blackburn boss Tony Mowbray is an away trip to Burton Albion.

When the two sides last met, Rovers looked almost certain to claim their first home win of the new season before Tom Naylor salvaged a point for the newly-promoted side.

Blackburn have picked up three points out of a possible 15, the only victory this month coming against QPR.

Fleetwood v Northampton

Fleetwood could move into the automatic promotion spots with a win against Northampton Town at Highbury Stadium.

The two sides had to settle for a point on the opening day after the game finished 1-1 at Sixfields.

September was the last time Uwe Rosler’s men lost at home in the league – MK Dons eased to a comprehensive 4-1 victory near the start of the season.

Exeter City v Blackpool

A win for Blackpool away at Exeter City could see them move two points away from the League Two play-off places.

The Seasiders started off life in the third division with a comfortable 2-0 victory against the Grecians when the reverse fixture between these sides was played.

Gary Bowyer has seen his side pick up two wins in their last 10 league matches – the last was a 4-1 thrashing of Carlisle at Brunton Park.

Morecambe v Grimsby Town

Morecambe could jump four places into 11th if they claim all three points at home to Grimsby Town.

Town emerged victorious on opening day, recording a 2-0 victory over Jim Bentley’s men despite being reduced to ten men after Josh Gowling was sent off.

The Shrimps have won three out of their past five matches but will be looking to avoid consecutive home defeats for the first time since October.

Doncaster Rovers v Accrington Stanley

Should Accrington win away at League Two leaders Doncaster it will be the first time Stanley have recorded back-to-back league victories since September.

Sean McConville was the hero the last time these two teams met, scoring an injury-time winner to ensure Accrington got off a winning start.

John Coleman’s men have won two out of their past five league matches and are currently four points above the relegation zone.


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