Charlie Wyke impressed against Accrington Stanley on Wednesday night.
We take a closer look at this weekend's fixtures and some of the things to keep an eye on in the third tier.
The Haters are seven points clear at the top of the table while Blackpool still have an outside chance of making the play-offs. The Tangerines have scored six goals in their last two games ahead of the trip to Kenilworth Road.
Luton have now gone 27 league games unbeaten after equalling their club record at Bristol Rovers last Saturday. Like Sunderland and Barnsley, the Hatters have not lost at home in the league all season.
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McGeady has scored 13 goals in all competitions this term but was forced off with a knock against Accrington Stanley on Wednesday. Sunderland boss Jack Ross will hope the winger is fit for a trip to Rochdale this weekend.
The meeting with Sunderland will mark the first game as permanent manager for Brian Barry-Murphy. The former Dale midfielder signed a two-year deal earlier this week after taking caretaker charge last month.
Sunderland reaped the rewards of playing with two strikers at Accrington on Wednesday. Despite not scoring, Charlie Wyke impressed at the Wham Stadium, linking up well with fellow forward Will Grigg.
Rochdale are one of four teams on 42 points and fighting to avoid relegation from League One. Just six points separate the Dale in 23rd and Gillingham in 13th.
After three league wins in a row and their triumph at Wembley, Pompey have given themselves an outside chance of automatic promotion. It's a tricky trip to Wycombe up next though, something Sunderland know all about.
The Republic of Ireland winger was passed fit for the Checkatrade Trophy final following his freak finger injury. He was withdrawn on 56 minutes though, as his replacement Gareth Evans helped change the game.
The Tykes still hold an automatic promotion spot but have stuttered in recent weeks. After three draws in four games and a last-minute winner at Walsall, Barnsley will be hoping for a more convincing performance at Burton.
After a blistering start, Peterborough have slipped five points adrift of the play-offs. They do have a game in hand on sixth-place Doncaster but could drop further behind if they fail to beat Gillingham on home turf.
It may seem a step too far for Charlton to secure a top two spot, but the Addicks could be a real force in the play-offs. Lee Bowyer was watched his side win three of their last four games ahead of an away trip to Plymouth.
After going six games without a win, Donny have rediscovered their early season form with two wins on the bounce. A win at bottom of the table Bradford would further strengthen their play-off hopes.