This Friday's Sky Bet League One game against Plymouth Argyle will be refereed by Brendan Malone...
The experienced referee took charge of Blues last season, officiating their 1-1 draw against Peterborough on 1st October 2016.
He brandished four yellow cards in the game with two going to Southend players Ryan Innis and goal scorer Anthony Wordsworth, and the others going to visitors.
Malone started his career back in 2009 in the Blue Square Premier division, but he quickly made his way up the league's and by 2011 he was refereeing in the Championship and has gone on to continue his run in the higher divisions.
But this season he has only been called upon three times, with all the games coming in League Two and just 12 yellow cards being shown.