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League One Guide To New Teams In The Division

12 June 2014

With the introduction of seven teams into Sky Bet League One, we take a closer look at the new sides looking to make a mark on the division.

Doncaster Rovers

After the ecstasy of promotion from League One on the final day of the 2012/13 season, Rovers suffered heartbreak as they were relegated from the Championship on the final day of last season. Former Latics manager Paul Dickov will be looking to take his side back into the second tier of English football at the first time of asking.

Rovers are currently yet to add to their squad but have released experienced players such as Abdoulaye Meite and Gabriel Tamas.

Last Meeting: 
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Oldham Athletic 1-2 Doncaster Rovers

Sky Bet Odds: 12/1

Barnsley

Having taken over in December 2013, Danny Wilson could not keep his Barnsley side in the division following an eight year stay in the Championship. Wilson, who took over from Bury manager David Flitcroft, won six of his 27 games in charge which was not enough to keep the side in the division.

Following relegation, the Tykes released Emmanuel Frimpong, Kelvin Etuhu and Liam Lawrence and are yet to sign anybody.

Last Meeting: 
Saturday, April 15, 2006
Oldham Athletic 0-3 Barnsley 

Sky Bet Odds: 12/1

Yeovil Town

Managed by Gary Johnson, father of Latics boss Lee Johnson, the Glovers were relegated after just one season in the Sky Bet Championship. After struggling last season, Yeovil will be looking to come back with a bang as they start their assault on the League One title.

Yeovil have re-signed their former left back Nathan Smith from Chesterfield and former Birmingham City defender Aaron Martin.

Last Meeting:
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Oldham Athletic 1-0 Yeovil Town

Sky Bet Odds: 16/1

Chesterfield

Paul Cook guided the Spireites to a Johnstone's Paint Trophy final and the Sky Bet League Two title last season in his first full season in charge. Chesterfield boasted four players in the Sky Bet League Two team of the year last season with Tommy Lee, Liam Cooper, Ian Evatt and Gary Roberts all making the starting 11. Roberts was also voted League Two's Player of the Year.

The Spireites have already lost striker Marc Richards to Northampton Town and defender Nathan Smith to Yeovil Town but have added Daniel Jones and youngsters Charlie Dawes and Charlie Raglan to their ranks.

Last Meeting:
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Oldham Athletic 1-1 Chesterfield (Chesterfield win 6-5 on penalties)

Sky Bet Odds: 16/1

Scunthorpe United

Scunthorpe United became record holders last season as new manager Russ Wilcox guided his side to 28 games unbeaten in his first 28 games in charge of the club. That run lifted the Iron from mid-table to top of the league, eventually earning them a second-placed finish and promotion.  

Wilcox has added former Port Vale winger Jennison Myrie-Williams in their only summer signing.

Past Meeting: 
Tuesday, January 1, 2013
Scunthorpe United 2-2 Oldham Athletic

Sky Bet Odds: 25/1

Rochdale

Keith Hill, back in his second spell with Dale, gained a second promotion in four seasons as they join Oldham Athletic in Sky Bet League One. Dale striker Scott Hogan attracted a lot of attention from clubs in higher divisions but Hill has done well to keep hold of his prized asset.

Dale have added two players to their ranks with the signing of Sean McGinty from Sheffield United and Jack Muldoon from Worksop Town.

Last Meeting:
Saturday, March 17, 2012
Rochdale 3-2 Oldham Athletic

Sky Bet Odds: 28/1

Fleetwood Town

The Cod Army will enjoy their first ever season in England's third tier of football this year. Having risen rapidly up the leagues in the last ten years, Fleetwood are full of momentum and will not want that to stop. Antoni Sarcevic looped a free kick over the head of the Burton Albion goalkeeper from 35-yards and secured the Cod Army a sixth promotion in ten years. 

Fleetwood wasted no time in re-shaping their side for the new season with Jon Parkin and Alan Goodall leaving with defender Danny Andrew signing from Macclesfield Town. 

Last Meeting: 
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
Fleetwood Town 0-1 Oldham Athletic (Friendly)

Sky Bet Odds: 20/1


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