Blues face Oldham Athletic tomorrow, a game which is more important that normal due to the fixture reschedule that sees just two League One games played this weekend...
Blues are currently on an unbeaten home run in League One this season after winning four games and drawing five since the start of the 2017/18 campaign. Unsurprisingly, this form has seen Phil Brown’s side earn more points at HQ than away after winning and drawing two games on the road. Can Blues continue this home run and start December on a high?
Last time out
The last time Oldham visited Roots Hall was on 1st April last season, the game ended 3-0 to Blues after an eventful second half that saw Ryan Leonard sent off after a harsh tackle near the half way line. Followed by goals from Nile Ranger, Theo Robinson and Anthony Wordsworth. Could tomorrow’s result bring more goals?
Oldham have won three games away from home this season, making the Latics more successful when playing at home this campaign. They have also conceded more goals (19) when they are on the road this season. Can Blues cause more misery for Richie Wellens side?
A headache for Brown
Phil Brown will be having a headache when selecting tomorrow’s team after Anthony Wordsworth returned to training after sitting out for a few weeks with a calf injury. The attacking midfielder has proved to be a key player in the starting XI this season after scoring three goals in 10 appearances with Blues only losing three out of those 10 games he has featured in. Will Brown select Anthony Wordsworth for tomorrow's game?
The returning man
Tomorrow will mark the return of a former Blues player Peter Clarke, the 35-year-old defender will mostly be remembered amongst Southend fans for his 90th minute equaliser against Chelsea in the Third Round of the FA Cup. Chelsea went 1-0 in front after a header from Salomon Kalou, but Blues brought the home side crashing down with a header in the dying minutes of the game. A day which also happened to be Clarke’s 27th birthday.