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A huge milestone for a player, history between the sides and tomorrow's game is kids for a quid

5 Things to look out for...

12 January 2018

Blues face 13th placed Fleetwood Town at Roots Hall tomorrow as Phil Brown's side aim to turn around their run of bad form...

Here we take a look at five talking points ahead of the game.

A huge milestone for Timlin

Blues midfielder Michael Timlin is set to reach a massive milestone if he features for Phil Brown’s side this weekend and Timlin is eager to mark his 250th appearance with a crucial victory. “I’m extremely delighted to be reaching 250 games for the club. I’m very proud and it’s been a privilege to have been here for that amount of time. And he has several happy memories since putting on his first Blues shirt. “Winning the play-offs at Wembley obviously sticks out but there are so many other highlights.” Will Timlin mark his 250th appearance with a win?

History

The history between Southend and ‘Fleetwood Town’ is very short, going back just six years to 2012. The first game between the two sides was played at Highbury Stadium and ended in a goalless draw. Since then we have faced the Cod Army just nine times, with Southend winning two, drawing six and losing just one.

New faces

Fleetwood have added three new signings to their squad so far in January, and all are eligible for selection.

Toumani Diagourage the 30-year-old Frenchman, the midfielder scored three goals in 17 appearances for Plymouth Argyle this season.

Gethin Jones left Premier League side Everton to join Fleetwood Town, the full back can play on either side of the defence making him a valuable addition to the squad.

Paddy Madden became Fleetwood’s first signing of the New Year and the window. The 27-year-old scored 60 goals for Scunthorpe after signing for them in 2014.

A tight table

Fleetwood Town are four places above Blues, sitting 13th in the table and a win against the Cod Army will see Southend leap frog them. The League One table is surprisingly tight, and has been all season, making it hard for pundits and fans to predict where their club will end up. Meaning at this difficult stage in the season, points are defiantly all to play for.

Kids for a quid

Come on down to Roots Hall and make it a day out for the whole family as it’s our second ‘Kids for a quid’ game this season, with the previous game being early in the season, when Plymouth Argyle visited Roots Hall. The game saw Blues record their third highest attendance this season, with only the opening game of the season and Boxing Day recording more.


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