Why League One leaders Portsmouth could tonight be toppled by Doncaster for Christmas number one

Pompey could tonight lose their mantle of being top at Christmas.

Tuesday, 22nd December 2020, 5:00 pm
Darren Moore's Doncaster will go top of League One tonight if they beat Shrewsbury. Picture: Tony Johnson

Doncaster host Shrewsbury this evening in the knowledge victory would position them at the head of League One.

Darren Moore’s fourth-placed side are presently two points adrift of Kenny Jackett’s men – with two games in hand.

One of which is against Steve Cotterill’s Shrews at the Keepmoat Stadium (7.45pm).

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That represents the league’s final fixture before Christmas Day – and could potentially see Pompey knocked down to second place without playing.

Doncaster head into the encounter off the back of four consecutive victories, most recently Saturday's 3-1 triumph at Burton.

As for Shrewsbury, they are undergoing something of a resurgence since former Pompey boss Cotterill was appointed.

They have triumphed 1-0 at both Hull and Lincoln in their last two matches, producing something of a shock.

Now they are bidding to complete a treble on the road against promotion challengers.

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