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Match Preview: Southend United (A)

Seasiders Set To Welcome Players Back To The Squad

16 November 2018

Blackpool will aim to build on a three-match winning streak when they face Southend United at Roots Hall tomorrow.

The Seasiders are once again back out on the road for a round trip that exceeds 500 miles, however the players will be buoyed by their most recent league outing at Gillingham. 

The home side are without a league win in their last two matches, though did record a Checkatrade Trophy victory in midweek. 

Team News: 

Injuries and suspensions are now clearing up for Blackpool, with Jimmy Ryan and Max Clayton the only long-term absentees. Goalkeeper Mark Howard is back training, while Donervon Daniels and Joe Bunney came through their returns unscathed. Jay Spearing and Marc Bola also link-up with the squad again. Jordan Thompson is away on international duty with Northern Ireland, though. 

As for Southend United, they'll have Jason Demetriou available after suspension ruled him out of representing his country. Luke Hyam is also back in contention after featuring against Southampton's Under-21s. Sam Barratt, Ben Coker and Tom Hopper remain on the sidelines. 

The Manager's View: 


The Referee: 

Nick Kinseley will officiate the fixture between the two teams, having previously refereed Blackpool's goal-less draw at Wycombe in August. 

From Essex, he has overseen 11 matches so far this season, including five in Sky Bet League One. 


All tickets must now be purchased directly from the Southend United ticket office at Roots Hall. 

Factoring in a price increase, tickets will now cost: 

- £25 for Adults
- £18 for Seniors (60+)
- £17 for Students and Young People (aged 17-22) 
- £17 for Disabled and Free Carer
- £12 for Juniors (aged 9-16)
- £5 for Under-8s

Elsewhere in Sky Bet League One: 

Accrington Stanley vs Barnsley
Bristol Rovers vs Scunthorpe United
Burton Albion vs Coventry City
Doncaster Rovers vs AFC Wimbledon
Fleetwood Town vs Walsall
Luton Town vs Plymouth Argyle
Oxford United vs Gillingham
Peterborough United vs Bradford City
Shrewsbury Town vs Rochdale
Southend United vs Blackpool
Sunderland vs Wycombe Wanderers

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