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League One promotion race: How Portsmouth and their League One promotion rivals could see their hopes change this weekend

Pompey continue their push for promotion this weekend with the visit of Scunthorpe to Fratton Park.

We take a look at the key factors that could unfold as the promotion rivals battle it out at the top of the table.

So much rides on this game (Friday), which sees sixth-placed Donny host the Tykes, who sit second. Barnsley are desperate to keep Sunderland and Pompey at arms length. while Doncaster have Peterborough breathing down their neck.

1. Game of the weekend - Doncaster Rovers v Barnsley

So much rides on this game (Friday), which sees sixth-placed Donny host the Tykes, who sit second. Barnsley are desperate to keep Sunderland and Pompey at arms length. while Doncaster have Peterborough breathing down their neck.
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Barnsley will go into the south Yorkshire derby as favourites. They're unbeaten in the league since December 8 - a run that stretches 17 games. Rovers remain in the play-off places despite no win in five League One games.

2. Tykes are favourites

Barnsley will go into the south Yorkshire derby as favourites. They're unbeaten in the league since December 8 - a run that stretches 17 games. Rovers remain in the play-off places despite no win in five League One games.
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Rovers boss Grant McCann has been full of compliments ahead of the game. He's even predicting the League One trophy ending up at Oakwell. He said: 'It wouldnt surprise me if they went on a run and won the league.'

3. Barnsley praise from Grant McCann

Rovers boss Grant McCann has been full of compliments ahead of the game. He's even predicting the League One trophy ending up at Oakwell. He said: 'It wouldnt surprise me if they went on a run and won the league.'
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The Hatters, who are five points clear of Barnsley play host to 17th-placed Gillingham. Mick Harford's side are on a 24-match unbeaten run. The Gills lost their last game against Bristol Rovers, at home, in midweek.

4. Who do league-leaders Luton Face?

The Hatters, who are five points clear of Barnsley play host to 17th-placed Gillingham. Mick Harford's side are on a 24-match unbeaten run. The Gills lost their last game against Bristol Rovers, at home, in midweek.
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