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Match Preview: Play-Off Final vs Wycombe Wanderers

23 May 2015

A preview ahead of the huge game at Wembley.

The Lowdown...
It's been quite a campaign for Wycombe this season, who have turned their fortunes around after staying up on the final day of last season.

Skipper Paul Hayes grew up in Wickford and has been a key part of the Chairboys rise to the play-offs this campaign. Alfie Mawson is capable of scoring a goal or two, and bagged a header in the second leg victory against Plymouth Argyle last Thursday evening at Adams Park.

The Officials...
Referee: Simon Hooper
Assistant Referees: Jonathan Hunt and Billy Smallwood
Fourth Officials: Graham Scott

They Said What?!...
Phil Brown: “We played Wycombe Wanderers twice this season and they're a decent side. They'll be a formidable opposition on Saturday, that's for sure. Quite simply there's formations and selections to play with. Gareth's said all season about the small squad he has and they've done very well.”

Gareth Ainsworth: “It's been great to have a lack of pressure and we're going into it as an underdog, hopefully to cause an upset. We're against a real big boy of our league but we've upset more than one team this year and I don't see why we can't do it on Saturday.”

On Blues Player...
Click here to listen to Phil Brown, Michael Timlin and Barry Corr preview the game against the Chairboys.

The Last Five Meetings...
March 2015: Southend United 2-2 Wycombe Wanderers
December 2014: Wycombe Wanderers 4-1 Southend United
March 2014: Southend United 1-1 Wycombe Wanderers
August 2013: Wycombe Wanderers 2-1 Southend United
February 2013: Wycombe Wanderers 1-1 Southend United

The Overall Record...
Southend United wins: 4
Draws: 4
Wycombe Wanderers wins: 7

The Tickets...
Click here to view ticket details for the clash, and here for on the day purchases.

The Flags...
Click here to read details on the use of banners and/or flags at Wembley Stadium.

The Betting...
Click here for the odds ahead of the game on Sunday.

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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