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Match preview: Southend United (A)

7 April 2016

A long trip south awaits the Cod Army on Saturday

A trip to the Essex coast awaits Steven Pressley’s Fleetwood Town side on Saturday afternoon when they face Southend United.

Town will be full of confidence heading to Roots Hall, having picked up a vital 2-0 victory over Peterborough United at Highbury on Tuesday evening.

Wes Burns netted yet again after 38 minutes to open the scoring for FTFC, with the Welshman’s strike added to by Eggert Jonsson’s header in the second-half.

Both goals were sandwiched in-between Chris Maxwell’s crucial penalty save from Michael Bostwick, with the win moving Fleetwood up to 19th position in the third-tier.

Southend will face Fylde Coast opposition for the second time in a week, after suffering defeat against Blackpool at Bloomfield Road last time out.

Goals in the second-half from Mark Cullen and Jacob Blyth condemned Southend to a defeat, who are now 10th in the table.

Team News

Shola Ameobi remains doubtful for the trip to Roots Hall, while Danny Andrew and Bob Harris will also miss the match.

Ticket and Travel information

Tickets for Town’s game at Southend on Saturday afternoon are still on sale from the club ticket office.

Seats are allocated in the North Stand which is an area with unreserved covered seating. 

*please note there is an increase in ticket price on matchday (sales will be cash only on the day)

Advance pricing: 

Adult: £22 

Senior (Over 60): £15

Student (Valid ID): £14 

Young person (17-20): £14 

Disabled and free carer: £14 

Junior (Under 16): £10 

Under 8’s: £4 

Matchday pricing:

Adult: £24

Senior: £17 

Student: £16 

Young person: £16 

Disabled and free carer: £16 

Junior: £11

Under 8’s: £5 

Travel info

Supporters coaches will be departing Highbury at 7am, and are priced at £13 for season ticket holders and £26 for non-season ticket holders.

One to watch

Jack Payne has emerged as one of the brightest young talents the third-tier has to offer, after impressing for the Shrimpers in his maiden campaign in the division.

Born in the Tower Hamlets borough of London, Payne joined the academy at Southend in 2009 before progressing through the ranks at the Essex outfit, where he subsequently penned a professional deal at Roots Hall in the summer of 2013.

His first season in professional football saw Payne make 11 appearances in a Southend jersey, before really making his breakthrough last term.

He went on to turn out 34 times for the club, scoring six goals, as Southend gained promotion to League One via the Play-Offs.

Payne leads the way in goals for Southend, netting eight league goals in 30 appearances – form which has attracted interest from the top-flight.

Listen Live

Can’t make it to Southend on Saturday? Not to worry, Cod Army Player HD will guide you through events at Roots Hall.

After the match, interviews with manager Steven Pressley and a player will be available to subscribers. 

To sign up, click here

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