Newport to extend stay at the top? - Three key stories to follow in League Two this week
 League leaders Newport travel to Forest Green (Photo by Alex Burstow/Getty Images)

Following a number of sides taking part in FA Cup second round action last weekend, EFL League Two returns tonight with ten midweek fixtures.

Here are three stories you should be following from the remainder of matchday 15:

  • Tough test for league leaders

League leaders Newport County will look to extend their lead at the top the table as they travel to face fellow promotion contenders Forest Green Rovers at the New Lawn tonight.

The Exiles opened up a three-point gap at the top thanks to Cheltenham Town and Cambridge United's draw last week and will also look to build on Saturday's 3-0 win over Salford City.

Forest Green will look to cut that gap to just one point by the end of the night, however, sitting just four points behind Newport in fourth and a win for Mark Cooper's men could move them into the automatic promotion places.

Rovers are also fresh from having no FA Cup game at the weekend, so a win for the visitors could send a big statement of intent to the rest of the division.

  • In-form sides face off at Boundary Park

It's not been a bad start for new Tranmere Rovers manager Keith Hill.

Since arriving at Prenton Park on November 21, the new Rovers boss has overseen two wins from his first two games in charge, most recently a 1-0 win over Brackley Town last weekend.

And if you couple that with results since the sacking of former boss Mike Jackson in October then the club have now won their last seven games in all competitions, with four of those coming in the league.

Tonight they travel to face an Oldham Athletic side in a similar run of form, with Latics winning six of their last seven games in all competitions.

Three league wins in their last five has seen the club move six points clear of the relegation zone and three points tonight could see Harry Kewell's men move into the top half for the first time this season.

  • Salford to continue recent improvement?

After a somewhat rocky start in Salford, things seem to be starting to click for new boss Richie Wellens.

Since their surprising 2-0 defeat to then struggling Bolton Wanderers on November 13, the Ammies have won their last two league games and moved back towards the play-off places in 8th.

Tomorrow night they travel to face the club just one place above them in Carlisle United, who have struggled for form recently, losing three of their last five games in League Two.

Head coach Chris Beech will be looking for improvement following Saturday's 2-1 defeat to Doncaster Rovers, especially given a win for either side could move them towards the automatic promotion places.

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