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SOUTHEND UNITED MATCH PREVIEW AND TEAM NEWS

21 February 2016


Southend United vs Burton Albion
Monday 22nd February 2016
Sky Bet League One
7.45PM KO

The Brewers are still at the top of Sky Bet League One no matter what happens in the league on Saturday.



The two sides have met 13 times in the past, in which 7 have ended in Burton wins.

11 Dec 2010 Burton Albion v Southend United W 3-1 League Two
30 Apr 2011 Southend United v Burton Albion D 1-1 League Two
20 Aug 2011 Southend United v Burton Albion W 0-1 League Two
03 Mar 2012 Burton Albion v Southend United L 0-2 League Two
02 Oct 2012 Southend United v Burton Albion W 0-1 League Two
29 Dec 2012 Burton Albion v Southend United W 2-0 League Two
12 Oct 2013 Burton Albion v Southend United L 0-1 League Two
03 May 2014 Southend United v Burton Albion L 1-0 League Two
11 May 2014 Burton Albion v Southend United W 1-0 League Two Play-Offs
17 May 2014 Southend United v Burton Albion D 2-2 League Two Play-Offs
19 Dec 2014 Southend United v Burton Albion D 0-0 League Two
18 Mar 2015 Burton Albion v Southend United W 2-1 League Two
03 Oct 2015 Burton Albion v Southend United W 1-0 League One



DARIUS CHARLES is still out with a hamstring injury but has been training with the squad for a week or so now.

SHANE CANSDELL-SHERRIFF will be touch and go for Monday's trip to Southend with a groin injury.

LUCAS AKINS should be fit for the Southend trip after he missed out against Chesterfield on Friday night.


Ben Coker

Ben Coker joined Blues following a successful trial, and then signed a new two-year deal later in the season.

Following a successful trial during pre-season, Ben Coker signed a contract with Blues on 16th July 2013.

Ben began his career at Histon before moving to Bury Town in 2008. He spent two years with the non-league side before joining Colchester United in 2010.

In total, Ben made 45 appearances for Colchester during three seasons at the club, scoring once in the FA Cup.

Having featured just twice in 2012/13 for the U’s, Ben’s contract was terminated by mutual consent.

He re-joined Histon until the end of the season before joining Blues on trial and earning a permanent contract.

Coker's impressive performances were rewarded with a new two-year contract, taking him up until 2016.



STUART BEAVON is Albion's top scorer this season, he is on 6 goals after scoring the second at Coventry City in a 2-0 win. LUCAS AKINS is following just behind as he sits on 5 goals for the season, his most recent coming at Rochdale on Saturday.

DAVID MOONEY is Southend's leading goal scorer as he sits on 6 goals for the season. JACK PAYNE is the next highest on 4 goals.



Burton Albion (LAST 5 ALL COMPS) 
W3, L2, D0  
1st – Sky Bet League One

Southend United (LAST 5 ALL COMPS) 
W3, L2, D0 
7th – Sky Bet League One


Nigel Clough:


"They are another team who got promoted last season and the lads will know them from playing against them the last couple of years. They are especially difficult down there and it’s a night match as well.

“It’s a tight ground and they put you under pressure. It’s one of those old grounds where you feel the crowd’s on top of you and we have to deal with that as well.

“We didn’t want them to lose in mid-week as they will go onto the game even more determined to get something from it.”



Stuart Beavon:

"We know what to expect from them.

"They are going to be tough and they will get at us but it’s up to us to play the way we are and just keep going and working hard to try and get more points on the board.

"Football is football, it doesn't matter where we are playing.

"Both of us coming up, we played at the Pirelli and there has been some red cards but I try not to think about that too much.

"I just go out there and try to win the game.

"We are going to go there and it will be tough, we know that but it’s up to us to make sure we don’t get drawn into anything."



Roots Hall,
Victoria Ave,
Southend-on-Sea,
SS2 6NQ

Travel route: Get on M1 in Leicestershire from A38 and A50 - Follow M1 and London Orbital Motorway/M25 to Southend Arterial Rd/A127. Take exit 29 from London Orbital Motorway/M25 - Drive to Victoria Ave/A127 in Southend-on-Sea

Travel time: 3 hours.



Southend:
Advance/On The Day
Adult: £22.00/£24.00
Senior (Over 60): £15.00/£17.00
Student (Valid ID): £14.00/£16.00
Young Person (17-20): £14.00/£16.00
Junior (Under 16): £10.00/£11.00
Under 8: £4.00/£5.00
Ambulant Disabled: £14.00/£14.00

Coach travel:
Departs Pirelli Stadium at 2pm
Price per seat £16.00
Expected return time 1.30am approx.

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