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Craig Chisnall previews this weekend's action in npower League One and fancies Preston to beat Leyton Orient.
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Picking League One winners has been even harder than the Championship in recent weeks but I'm putting my faith in Oldham to change all that this weekend.
The Latics caught most of the football fraternity on the hop, well me anyway, on Monday when they handed former Bristol City and Yeovil midfielder Lee Johnson, just 31, the task of guiding them to safety.
The son of current Glovers manager Gary, Lee is now the youngest boss in the Football League and could not have asked for a better start on Tuesday.
Latics, despite a three-game losing run, thoroughly outplayed fellow strugglers Hartlepool to triumph 3-0 and move out of the drop zone in the process.
The new manager syndrome often works wonders and with Shrewsbury a little hit and miss of late I'm happy to get on Johnson's side at 9/4.
I'm also going with another team who have made a change in the top job recently in Preston when they entertain in-form Leyton Orient.
North End have made steady progress since Simon Grayson replaced Graham Westley in the Deepdale hot-seat and they were unlucky to lose to a hotly-disputed last minute penalty at high-flying Brentford last time out.
It was Grayson's first defeat and their improvement has been down to their new found resilience at the back - they've conceded just three times in their last six.
The goals haven't exactly flowed at the other end but as the 2-0 win over Bournemouth suggested last month they are more than capable of turning on the style on their day.
I like the look of the general 6/5 on offer about a home win.
One team that continues to baffle me though is MK Dons - they are making a mockery of my tip for the title.
Tuesday's defeat to Crewe leaves them a huge nine points off the play-offs and with Pete Winkelman recently voicing his 'frustration' at their league position the pressure must be piling on Karl Robinson.
This weekend they head to Colchester who are battling against the drop but have improved massively of late.
They came up trumps for us at Bury last weekend despite playing for just four minutes with 11 men following the sending off of George Porter.
Joe Dunne's men have found a resolve that went missing at the turn of the year and they now have a five point gap above the drop zone.
The U's have lost just once in six and that makes 12/5 too good to ignore.