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Match Preview: Southend United

17 October 2019

Setting the scene…
 
Friday night football is back at Prenton Park as Tranmere Rovers welcome Southend United to the Wirral in Sky Bet League One, kick-off 7:45pm.
Rovers earned their first away victory back in the third-tier last Sunday, after Corey Blackett-Taylor struck a late winner against Coventry City at St Andrew’s Trillion Trophy Stadium.
The result in Birmingham moved Micky Mellon’s men up to 18th in the standings on 12 points.
Southend travel up to Merseyside currently 22nd in the division having lost four of their last five games, collecting four points from 12 outings.
 
Team News:
Connor Jennings is available for selection having served his one-match suspension in the win away to Coventry City.
Midfielder Neil Danns has returned from international duty with Guyana and can also be selected.
Ollie Banks, Calum Woods, Jacob Maddox, Evan Gumbs, Mark Ellis and Ishmael Miller all remain out of action.
David Perkins and Morgan Ferrier are close to return following injuries, while Paul Mullin was forced off just after half an hour against Coventry.
 
One to Watch
Forward Stephen Humphrys leads the way in Southend’s goal scoring charts this season with five.
Oldham-born Humphrys turned professional with Fulham in 2013, coming through the youth system at Craven Cottage in 2016, making two Sky Bet Championship appearances.
Loans followed to Shrewsbury Town, Rochdale and Scunthorpe United, before Humphrys signed permanently for Southend in January 2019.
The 22-year-old struck a late winner against Sunderland on the final day of last term to keep the Essex side in Sky Bet League One.
And he leads the Shrimpers’ tally this campaign, with braces against Wycombe Wanderers and Fleetwood Town.
 
Match Officials
Referee: David Webb
Assistant Referees: Robert Merchant and Mark Jones
Fourth Official: Lewis Smith
 
Tickets
We are calling on the SWA to Pack the Park for some Friday night football action!
Affordable football returns to the Wirral as TRFC welcome the Shrimpers in Sky Bet League One, so come on down and back the lads as we continue our journey in the division.
 
Tickets for the SWA are on sale and start from the below prices:
Adult: £19
Senior (65+): £12
Young Persons (18-22): £12
U18s: £6
U12s accompanied: £2
Tickets for TRFC vs Southend United under the floodlights on Friday night can be purchased by CLICKING HERE.
 
Past Meetings
Tranmere Rovers have won 21, drawn 14 and lost 15 in total versus Southend United.
 
Match Coverage
Can’t make Friday night’s Sky Bet League One fixture against Southend United at Prenton Park? Don’t worry as iFollow has got you covered!
TRFC Radio’s commentary team of Phil Wilkinson, Rob Edwards and Adam Siddorn will bring you all the updates.
UK-based iFollow subscribers can access a live stream of the game for just £10, which is great value!
An Audio Match Pass of £2.50 can also be purchased which will give the SWA uninterrupted coverage of the match.
Subscribers will still need to purchase a Match Pass if they want to watch all of the action.
iFollow is the official streaming service of Tranmere Rovers Football Club, allowing the SWA to see live streaming of matches, audio match commentary and behind the scenes content while you can get closer to the Club by watching on any device and in any location around the globe.
 
To sign-up for a Match Pass to watch TRFC vs Southend United on Friday night, please CLICK HERE.
Alternatively, you can follow the action through our social media channels below, with full text coverage during the fixture, followed by a match report.
Twitter: @TranmereRovers
Facebook: @trfcofficial
Instagram: @tranmererovers
 
Did you know?
Rovers’ last victory over Southend United came back in November 2009, as Ian Goodison and Terry Gornell were on target in a 2-0 triumph at Prenton Park. 

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