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Match Preview: Bury vs. Southend United

27 March 2015

A look ahead to the big game at Gigg Lane in Sky Bet League Two.

The Lowdown… 

Currently in the play-off places, it’s been a decent campaign so far for Bury, who many expected to be in the automatic promotion spots by the end of the season.

The Shakers have registered some excellent wins so far this term, including victories over the likes of  Plymouth Argyle, Luton Town and Portsmouth.

The Shakers have won seven of their last eight games in Sky Bet League Two.

The Officials…

Referee: Tony Harrington
Assistant Referees: Michael D'Aguillar and Matthew McGrath
Fourth Official: Richard Bartlett

They Said What?...

Phil Brown: “We go there in the knowledge of it being a feisty six-pointer. We need the win to stay on the tails of the front three. As well as that, it's a chance to get ahead of Bury in the race for the next eight games.”

David Flitcroft: “I don’t want to add to the pressure by calling Saturday’s game a defining moment, but we are really focusing on how we can be competitive against Southend.”

The Last Five Meetings…

October 2014 – Southend United 1–1 Bury 
March 2014 – Southend United 0–0 Bury 
September 2013 – Bury 1–1 Southend United
December 2012 – Southend United 1–1 (3-2) Bury
December 2012 – Bury 1–1 Southend United 

The Overall Record…

Southend United wins: 15
Draws: 14
Bury wins: 10

The Betting...

Click here for the odds on the clash against the Shakers.

The Away Guide...

You can view our guide to Gigg Lane by clicking here.

Last Time We Met…

Click here for a look back on the last time we took on Bury at Gigg Lane in Sky Bet League Two.

The Tickets…

You can find ticket details for the game against the Shakers by clicking here.

The Game…

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

The Commentary…

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


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