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Match Preview: Southend United (H)

All Set For The Homecoming

8 March 2019

Thousands of Blackpool fans will return home to Bloomfield Road tomorrow, as The Seasiders host Southend United in Sky Bet League One.

The chance to watch Terry McPhillips' side in action under a new Board of Directors has proved to be the hottest ticket in town, with 15,000 Pool supporters set to be in attendance. 

The players will be aiming to put on a show for those coming through the turnstiles and keep up the pressure on the teams above them in the table. A midweek victory away to Accrington has certainly provided a timely boost. 

The visitors, meanwhile, are without a win in their last seven outings, though they have picked up draws against Charlton Athletic, Portsmouth and Accrington. 

Team News: 

Marc Bola is nearing closer to a return for Blackpool, while Callum Guy is also making progress. The likes of Nathan Delfouneso and Donervon Daniels will be pushing for recalls to the starting line-up after being unused substitutes in midweek. 

Southend could welcome back Jason Demtriou after a lengthy lay-off with a broken leg. John White is expected to miss out due to illness. 

The Manager's View: 

Pre-Match Plans: 

The club will be remembering those supporters and players we've lost in the last five years prior to kick-off, with the following activity taking place: 

2.50pm - Wreaths to be laid behind the goals of the North (Mortensen) and South (Armfield) stands by supporters' groups, the Former Players' Association and the families of Barrie Martin and Callum Fyall.  

2.59pm - A minute's silence.  

Also prior to the match, two new flags will be unveiled and are set to be passed around the two stands at 2.40pm. 

Tickets: 

Only a limited number of tickets now remain on sale for the fixture, with the Blackpool ticket office closing at 7.30pm tonight (Friday).

Supporters looking to collect tickets can do so from 9am on Saturday morning at the ticket office. 

Turnstiles for the match open at 1.30pm. 


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