Stewart Donald has hailed Sunderland fans

Stewart Donald hails Sunderland fans, Portsmouth masterstroke plus surprising Barnsley admission: League One's winners and losers

While Sunderland were out of action, there were plenty of talking points from a crucial weekend in League One.

There were twists and turns at both ends of the table in what could prove to be a pivotal weekend come May. Here, we round-up the winners and losers from another entertaining and action packed weekend in the third tier. Scroll down and click through the pages to see who shone and struggled in League One this weekend:

Their side were out of action, but Sunderland fans continued to impress with owner Stewart Donald revealing that over 14,000 season tickets have already been renewed. 'Outstanding support', said the owner.

1. W\: Sunderland fans

Their side were out of action, but Sunderland fans continued to impress with owner Stewart Donald revealing that over 14,000 season tickets have already been renewed. 'Outstanding support', said the owner.
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The Tykes capitalised on Sunderland being out of action and moved five points clear courtesy of a 1-0 win over Walsall - although manager Daniel Stendel surprisingly claimed his team were 'lucky'

2. W\: Barnsley

The Tykes capitalised on Sunderland being out of action and moved five points clear courtesy of a 1-0 win over Walsall - although manager Daniel Stendel surprisingly claimed his team were 'lucky'
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A surprising tactical switch from the Pompey boss proved key to beating Shrewsbury Town, with Jackett's masterstroke in the forward areas sealing a vital three points.

3. W\: Kenny Jackett

A surprising tactical switch from the Pompey boss proved key to beating Shrewsbury Town, with Jackett's masterstroke in the forward areas sealing a vital three points.
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The Spotland side took a big step towards survival with a 3-1 win over Scunthorpe United. Dale are now just one point from safety in a relegation race looking set to go down to the wire.

4. W\: Rochdale

The Spotland side took a big step towards survival with a 3-1 win over Scunthorpe United. Dale are now just one point from safety in a relegation race looking set to go down to the wire.
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