While there aren’t many League One fixtures this weekend, there have still been plenty of interesting stories across the division.

Key Cheltenham figure departs

Cheltenham have confirmed that assistant manager Kevin Russell has left the club by “mutual consent”.

The Robins have had a tough start to the campaign, which resulted in Wade Elliott’s sacking last month.

Russell joined the club over the summer and took interim charge of the side against Stevenage and Lincoln before Darrell Clarke was appointed on a full-time basis.

Chairman David Bloxham told the club website: “I am extremely grateful to Kevin for his hard work and dedication and for his willingness to step in to manage the side during an extremely difficult period between Wade leaving and Darrell’s appointment.”

Reading fans plan protest march

Reading campaign group ‘Sell Before We Dai’ have confirmed plans for a protest match ahead of their clash with Portsmouth at the end of the month.

Royals supporters have already disrupted a couple of matches with tennis balls, including their 2-1 victory against Wanderers several weeks ago, as they continue to voice their frustrations toward owner Dai Yongge.

Reading currently sit 22nd in the League One table, having been docked four points this season due to their problems off the pitch. The club is also currently under a transfer embargo for failing to pay a tax bill.

Despite being under pressure to sell, recent reports claim that Yongge has rejected a takeover bid from an investment group based in Luxembourg and the United States.

Charlton man goes under the knife

Charlton have confirmed that midfielder Terry Taylor has had “successful surgery” on an ankle injury sustained against Shrewsbury last month.

Taylor, who had made five league appearances prior to the injury, is expected to face three to four months on the sidelines.

Former Bolton man Dean Holden was sacked by Charlton in August after a tough start to the campaign, with Michael Appleton succeeding him in the hot seat.

The Addicks are unbeaten in their last four games following a 2-2 draw against Blackpool over the weekend thanks to late goals from Alfie May and Corey Blackett-Taylor.

Oxford unveil plans for new stadium

Oxford have published further details of their plans for a potential new stadium in Kidlington, including seven new images.

The club has a “vision to create a sustainable sports, entertainment and lifestyle landmark in Oxfordshire which is locally loved and internationally recognised”.

The U’s currently play at the Kassam Stadium but their current agreement is set to come to an end in 2026.

The proposed venue would have a capacity of 16,000 and also features a 180-bed hotel, restaurant and more.

Lincoln handed injury boost

Blackburn youngster Jack Vale is yet to feature since joining Lincoln on loan Deadline Day due to a hamstring injury.

However, boss Mark Kennedy revealed that the forward is set to join in with first-team training next week as he continues to make progress.

Vale made his professional debut in 2020 and has also represented Wales between Under-17 and Under-21 levels. He has previously had loan spells at Barrow and Rochdale among others.

The Imps, who were beaten 3-0 by Wanderers on the opening day, are currently 14th in the table at this stage.