Stockport fans for a day. Division 2 preview.

Last updated : 28 March 2003 By Michael Morris
City will fall two games behind the rest this Saturday as the Bluebirds trip to Wycombe has been postponed becuase of no fewer than 6 international call ups. From that 6 Daniel Gabbidon has withdrawn but we still have Neil Alexander with Scotland, Earnie, Steve Jenkins and Rhys Weston with the full Wales squad and Lee Fowler and James Collins with the U21's.

A chance then for the rest to put points on the board. Last weekend was a sickener, City won against Mansfield then as we sat back to hopefully see the other top teams struggle away from home the scores came in and they made scary reading. Crewe 4 - 0 winners at Luton, Oldham winning at Northampton, Bristol at Huddersfield, Wigan halted QPR's good form with a win at Loftus Rd.

This weekend all bar QPR at home. Leaders Wigan entertain Plymouth, Wigan then play at Northampton next Friday so for 24 hours at least will have played three games more.

Crewe v Stockport is a massive game.  A win for Crewe and they go 4 points clear with City having two games in hand. The pressure is on Cardiff to win their games. If Stockport can win a point then 2 points ahead with Cardiff having two games in hand is a far better scenario. Dario Gradi is not happy as he has lost two players on U21 international duty, if he was three out he could have called the game off. Crewe are without the injured Hulse as well.

City could actually drop to 4th if Oldham can pull off a three goal winning margin at home to Port Vale. That would bring them level on points with City but having played two games more.

Bristol City entertain Barnsley hoping to reduce the gap on City to one point

The only away side in the top 6 is QPR, they head North to Blackpool.

There is nothing City can do but sit and watch, the main score is the Crewe one, anything other than a win for Crewe will mean a good weekend for Cardiff City.

Top 10

Wigan 391171311414422998637
Crewe 3910362616125344207434
Cardiff 381253321595427187326
Oldham 398562816118126157023
Bristol City 391153321394733286924
QPR 391235341967623236415
Tranmere 3910542821758243261-1
Luton 3985729258562728583
Blackpool 391063301755102032561
Plymouth 3995635245772022549

Fixtures for Saturday March 29th

Blackpoolv QPR15.00
Brentfordv Northampton15.00
Bristol Cityv Barnsley15.00
Colchesterv Swindon15.00
Crewev Stockport15.00
Mansfieldv Peterborough15.00
Notts Countyv Huddersfield15.00
Oldhamv Port Vale15.00
Tranmerev Chesterfield15.00
Wiganv Plymouth15.00