Blues last game in 2017 sees them take on Shrewsbury Town...
Saturday’s home game against Shrewsbury will be Gavin Ward’s fourth Southend game this season, including Blues pre-season friendly against Premier League side Brighton & Hove Albion.
Ward’s last Blues game came on 21st October when Blues beat Bury 1-0 after Ryan Leonard’s 84th minute wonder goal, with no cards being shown in the game.
This season ward has brandished 70 yellow cards and four red cards, with two reds being shown in the same game.
Ward’s last game came on Boxing Day when Swindon hosted Luton, the result ended 5-0 to the hatters.