Plymouth Argyle vs Southend United
Good Friday sees Southend travel to Home Park to take on a Plymouth Argyle side who have surprised many this season by mounting a push for the play-offs.
When Blues met Argyle back in August, Derek Adams’ side hadn’t got off to the best of starts on their return to League One and were still bottom of the league in late November.
But a remarkable run of results has seen Plymouth shoot up the table and become a real contender to make the play-off places, and potentially claim a second successive promotion.
“Who knows” was Powell’s response when asked about Southend’s chances of a late push for the top-six and three points on the road will go a long way to keeping Blues’ fleeting chances alive.
Plymouth Argyle: LWDWWW
Southend United: WDDDLW
19th August 2017: Southend United (Bradley OG) 1 vs 1 (Edwards) Plymouth Argyle
10th January 2015: Southend United 0 vs 0 Plymouth Argyle
30th August 2014: Plymouth Argyle (Alessandra, Reid) 2 vs 0 Southend United
Jason Demetriou and Harry Kyprianou are available again after they missed last weekend’s win over Rotherham as they were away on international duty with Cyprus.
Their returns give Chris Powell a selection headache at the back with the likes of Elvis Bwomono hoping to retain his place in the starting 11 after Blues’ third clean sheet in four matches.
Long-term absentees Rob Kiernan and Ted Smith remain unavailable with Southend reporting no new injury concerns going into the Easter fixtures.
Plymouth will be without Ryan Edwards who continues his courageous battle against testicular cancer, but Argyle are hopeful of seeing the defender back in training this month.
Sonny Bradley remains a doubt having missed the last three games with an unspecified illness, while Antoni Sarcevic will definitely miss out as he continues his recovery from a groin operation.
Chris Powell, Southend United Manager:
“I’m sure Derek [Adams] will be hoping his team bounce back from their defeat because they’ve been going well [before the defeat to Charlton].
“When you look at them you realise what this league is about because back in November they were not in a good place.
“It just goes to show with good backing, good management, good coaching and a group of players together, the confidence can grow.”
We have sold over 340 tickets in advance and with tickets off sale from the Blues Box Office, the following matchday prices will now be available to purchase on the day.
Adults - £23
Over 65 - £18
18-21 - £18
Under 18 - £10
Adult wheelchair - £18
Wheelchair over 65 - £15
Wheelchair 18-21 - £15
Wheelchair under 18 - £9
Family ticket - £29 (Adult £21 Under 18 £6) - Please note adult tickets will not be available in this area without a child ticket and these tickets are not available online.