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CHESTERFIELD vs. SOUTHEND UNITEDSATURDAY 7TH DECEMBERPROACT STADIUMFA CUP WITH BUDWEISERSECOND ROUNDKICK-OFF 3:00PMBlues travel to Chesterfield looking to beat their promotion rivals in the league to a spot in round three of the FA Cup. Blues beat Morecambe, for the first time ever, in round one back in November.TEAM NEWS:Freddy Eastwood looks to be back involved after injury. The striker has been back in training this week, while Barry Corr appears to have shaken off an injury picked up in the draw with Cheltenham Town. Ryan Leonard is still unavailable through injury while Will Atkinson and Cauley Woodrow are both ruled out through suspension. Julian Bennett is of course still missing because of long-term injury.VIEW FROM THE DUGOUT:Paul Cook said: ““I think Southend are a very strong side, they’ve got some really good players. To be fair to the manager, he sets them up very, very well.“They’re a good side. I do think that come the end of the season they will be in the shake-up for promotion. We’ve got our hands full on Saturday but it’s a game we’re very much looking forward to.”Phil Brown said: ““We’ll go there on Saturday with belief. We want a good FA Cup run and we showed that in the last round when we went to Morecambe.“We had never won against them and that was all the talk before the game but the players put in a terrific performance to put us into the second round.”THE FORM GUIDE:Southend United: D-W-W-W-W-WBlues enjoyed an unbeaten November, winning five and drawing once. They beat Mansfield, Morecambe, Exeter, York City and Pompey before drawing 1-1 with Cheltenham Town on the final day of the month.Chesterfield: L-D-W-W-W-WChesterfield also enjoyed an unbeaten November, progressing in the JPT and FA Cup, and drawing two and winning two of their league games. But their eight game unbeaten run was ended by a 3-2 defeat at Newport last Sunday.THE LAST MEETING:Chesterfield 2-1 Southend UnitedAn injury-time header from Armand Gnanduillet was enough to seal the three points for Chesterfield earlier this season. A deflected free-kick from Gary Roberts opened the scoring, but Freddy Eastwood levelled for Blues not long after. It looked to be heading for a draw until Gnanduillet headed home Roberts’ corner.THE LAST FIVE:Aug 2013: Chesterfield 2-1 Southend UnitedJan 2013: Chesterfield 0-1 Southend UnitedDec 2012: Southend United 3-0 ChesterfieldJan 2011: Southend United 2-3 ChesterfieldOct 2010: Chesterfield 2-1 Southend UnitedHistory: Southend wins (18), Draws (14) Chesterfield wins (22)KEEP UP-TO-DATE:Blues Player: BBC Essex’s Nick Alliker and Paul Clark will be bringing you live commentary from the game. You can also listen on BBC Essex.Twitter: We will be providing live updates from the game via our Twitter feed: @SUFCRootsHall#CHEvBLUES: You can get involved on Twitter using the hashtag #CHEvBLUES, before, during and after the game.YouTube: After the game, we’ll be bringing you all the reaction on our official YouTube channel: OfficialSUFC. Make sure you subscribe today so you never miss a moment of the action.TICKETS:AWAY GUIDE:
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