The big game of the night sees leaders Chesterfield travel to Gillingham who will jump into the playoff places with a victory. Port Vale are on a poor run of form and following a 1-0 home reverse against Cheltenham Town at the weekend they come up against Barnet who are three games unbeaten following a 1-1 draw at Macclesfield on Saturday.
Crewe’s fine form was brought to a halt on Saturday as they went down 3-2 at Aldershot but will be favourites to get back to winning ways this evening as they host Bradford, who have lost their last three games. The Railwaymen are appealing the red card shown to goalkeeper Rhys Taylor in stoppage time in that game after the young stopper gave away the free kick that led to Aldershot’s winner but if that fails Steve Phillips is likely to step in.
Elsewhere, Rotherham, beaten at fellow high flyers Wycombe on Saturday, travel to Stevenage. Borough should hand a start to Luke Daley after he joined on loan from Norwich whilst Ronnie Moore will have Jason Taylor available whilst they appeal his red card from the Wycombe encounter. It’s a big game in hand for the Millers who can close the gap from five to two points with a win.
Hereford play one of their four games in hand on Stockport this evening and will go above the Hatters with victory over Morecambe. Lincoln can also jump off the foot of the table and above County if they beat Cheltenham at Whaddon Road.
Meanwhile, Oxford host Shrewsbury with the Shrews hoping to take advantage of any slips from Rotherham and Southend play Macclesfield at Roots Hall.