A look at press coverage from Blues' draw at Swindon on Monday...
SOUTHEND United started 2017 with a 0-0 draw at Swindon Town this afternoon.
Substitute Zavon Hines fired against the post for the Shrimpers in the second half.
But Phil Brown’s side were forced to settle for their second draw in the space of three days.
Swindon goalkeeper Lawrence Vigouroux produced a spectacular string of saves to earn his side a goalless draw at home to Southend.
The draw for the Shrimpers was enough to see their unbeaten streak in League One extend to 13 games but it could have been even better.
Town opened 2017 with a point after being held to a 0-0 draw by Southend United at The County Ground earlier this afternoon.
Raphael Rossi-Branco nearly made it two goals in as many games but his close-range effort inside the opening ten minutes was brilliantly kept out by Ted Smith.
Chances were few and far between in a scrappy first-half and it remained scoreless heading in at the break.
There was far more action to digest in the second-half but a mixture of poor finishing and good goalkeeping ensured that it finished honours even between the two sides.
SWINDON Town welcomed in the new year with a point after an entertaining goalless draw at home to Southend United this afternoon.
Chances were few and far between in an uninspiring first half at the County Ground but the contest really opened up after the break as both sides flooded forward and threatened to steal the win.
Jonathan Obika and substitute Jermaine Hylton went closest for the home side, while the hosts were indebted to a fine double save from goalkeeper Lawrence Vigouroux as he denied Jason Demetriou and Zavon Hines in quick succession, with the latter also seeing an effort hit the post.