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Match Preview: Southend United vs. Shrewsbury Town

26 September 2014

A preview to Southend United's game against Shrewsbury Town in Sky Bet League Two at Roots Hall.

The Lowdown

Southend United are back at Roots Hall on Saturday when they take on Shrewsbury Town in Sky Bet League Two.

Shrewsbury have started the season in good form and find themselves just behind Blues in the table, by currently sitting in sixth place.

After nine games, Shrewsbury have four wins to their name, and have drawn three and lost two In the league.

The last two league results have seen the Shrews defeat Carlisle United and draw with Newport County but they were back on the winning trail by beating Norwich in the Capital One Cup in midweek.

The Officials

Referee: Kevin Johnson
Assistant Referees: Craig Hicks and Mark Mellor
Fourth Official: Robert Hyde

The Inside View

Phil Brown: “They had a great result on Tuesday and a fabulous draw in the cup. They are full of confidence but they may have one eye on the cup. Micky’s brought in 17 or 18 players and they have good players at that.”

Micky Mellon: “They cover every blade of grass like you would expect from one of Phil Brown's sides. They'll be organised and they're on a decent run. You would expect that they're going to be one of the teams that will be up there at the end in the shakeup. 

The Previous Five Meetings

February 2005: Southend United 1-0 Shrewsbury Town – League Two
November 2010: Shrewsbury Town 1-1 Southend United – League Two
February 2011: Southend United 0-2 Shrewsbury Town – League Two
September 2011: Southend United 3-0 Shrewsbury Town – League Two
January 2012: Shrewsbury Town 2-1 Southend United – League Two

The Overall Record

Southend United wins – 26; Draws – 14; Shrewsbury Town wins – 17

The Tickets

Click here for ticket information ahead of Saturday’s game.

The Game

Keep up-to-date with the game on Twitter and Facebook. Follow @SUFCRootsHall for full updates on Twitter, while there’ll be key moment updates on our Facebook page: SouthendUnitedFC. 

The Commentary

Click here to listen to exclusive commentary of Saturday’s game on Blues Player with BBC Essex.

COME ON YOU BLUES!


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