Southend United head to Altrincham in the Vanarama National League on Saturday hoping to get their first away win of the season since beating King’s Lynn on the opening day.
We've taken a look at the Altrincham squad Blues will be going up against this weekend and picked out three players to look out for.
One man Southend will have to be wary of is Ryan Colclough. The former Wigan and Scunthorpe man joined the Robins in 2020 and is currently Altrincham’s top goal scorer in the league, with four. Colclough has come up against Southend four times before in his career and has never scored. The winger has also never been on a winning side against Southend, drawing once and losing three times.
Ben Pringle is another player who will hope to stop all three points returning to Essex. The 33-year-old said in the summer that he turned down EFL offers to join Altrincham and has missed just three games since joining. The midfielder can be a bit of a hothead, with three yellow cards and a red to his name this season.
The winger has been in fine form recently, helping the Robins to a 4-1 win v Weymouth and a 2-2 draw away at Chesterfield in the last two. In that time, Kosylo has scored three goals and will be hoping to continue his form against Kevin Maher’s Southend.