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Match Preview: Shrewsbury Town vs. Southend United

6 February 2015

A look ahead to the Sky Bet League Two clash between the Blues and the Shrews at Greenhous Meadow.

Season so far…

Shrewsbury Town have been going great guns so far this season, and have suffered just six defeats – including one against Blues -, at the time of print.

The club are currently cemented nicely in the top three of the table in Sky Bet League Two, and have registered impressive wins over the likes of Portsmouth, Luton Town, Bury, Burton Albion and Oxford United this season.

Away from the league, Salop ran Premier League giants Chelsea close at Greenhous Meadow, suffering an agonising 2-1 defeat to Jose Mourinho’s side in the Capital One Cup, after beating Norwich City in the competition.

They Said What?...

Dave Penney: “Shrewsbury are a very good team with an excellent home record. We have a good away record and we're looking forward to it. We have more options and choices. Barry Corr is back from suspension and Mads Ibenfeldt is the only one out long-term for us. 

Micky Mellon: “They beat us last time, so we owe them one. We didn’t feel that we started the game very well (at Southend), we came out of the blocks too slowly.“

The Officials…

Referee: Carl Boyeson
Assistant Referees: Nick Greenhalgh and Robert Jones
Fourth Official: Paul Hobday

The Betting…

Click here for a betting preview ahead of the game against Salop. 

The Last Five Meetings…

September 2014: Southend United 1-0 Shrewsbury Town
January 2012: Shrewsbury Town 2-1 Southend United
September 2011: Southend United 3-0 Shrewsbury Town
February 2011: Southend United 0-2 Shrewsbury Town
November 2010: Shrewsbury Town 1-1 Southend United

The Overall Record…

Southend United wins: 27
Draws: 14
Shrewsbury Town wins: 17

The Away Guide…

Click here for details on Greenhous Meadow, home of Shrewsbury Town. 

The Tickets…

Click here for details on tickets for the game against Shrewsbury Town.

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…

Listen to exclusive commentary of Saturday’s game on Blues Player with BBC Essex. To sign up, or listen, click here.

COME ON YOU BLUES!

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