It wasn't to be a dream start for Nathan Jones as Charlton Athletic manager on Saturday with his Addicks side falling to a 2-0 defeat against a rampant Reading side.
Rube Selles has fired up his Royals men in recent weeks with the League One strugglers beginning to rise up the table and out of the relegation zone, with Charlton moving the other way. There is hope a new era under Jones will bring success with the Welshman full of lofty ambitions but there is no getting away from the immediate priority, which is third-tier survival.
Elsewhere, since the turn of the calendar year, Leyton Orient have impressed under Richie Wellens and Derby County are putting pressure on Portsmouth. Here's what the League One table looks like since 2024.