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Preview: Southend

5 October 2015

Match Previews

Preview: Southend

5 October 2015

A look ahead to Tuesday's Johnstone's Paint Trophy tie at the Checkatrade.com Stadium

Reds are back at home for the first of three successive games at the Checkatrade.com Stadium on Tuesday when we take on League One Southend United in the second round of the Johnstone's Paint Trophy.
 

MATCH OFFICIALS

 Tim RobinsonReferee:

Assistants: Andrew Aylott and Carl Brook

Fourth Official: Ryan Atkin

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TEAM NEWS

Lanre Oyebanjo (knee) and Jon Ashton (ankle) all sidelined with injuries, but Gavin Tomlin and Joe McNerney could make their comebacks after injury.

With Freddie Woodman on England under-19 duty, Callum Preston will make his debut. Josh Yerworth is with Wales under-21s and Rhys Murphy is cup tied and won't play.

For the visitors, midfielder Anthony Wordsworth could start against the club he enjoyed a successful loan spell with last season.


THE FORM GUIDE                

Reds have won just one of their last six and have yet to taste victory at home this season.

Southend have made a good start to life in League One. They currently lie 11th after suffering their first away defeat of the campaign at Burton on Saturday.


VIEW FROM THE BENCH


: "We have a few players missing for one reason or another but the squad is bigger in terms of numbers now so I won't have any problem making one or two changes and seeing if the lads who come in can take their opportunity. The league is obviously our priority but wins in whatever competition breed confidence and if we can cut out the basic mistakes that have been plaguing us we can definitely get a result." Mark Yates


WE’VE MET BEFORE?

Back in 2011-12 the teams met three times with honours even. In the league, Reds beat Southend 3-1 at home but drew 0-0 in a televised game at Roots Hall when Billy Clarke missed a second-half penalty. Southend beat Reds 1-0 in the JP Trophy, also at home, that season.


JP TROPHY SOUTHERN SECTION FIXTURES

Bristol Rovers v Wycombe

Gillingham v Luton Town

Millwall v Northampton

Oxford United v Swindon Town

Plymouth v Exeter City

Yeovil Town v Coventry City

Stevenage v Dagenham & Redbridge (Weds)


MATCH PROGRAMME

A 16-page issue priced £1 will be on sale from the usual outlets prior to kick off.




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COME ON YOU REDS!


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