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Pre-Match Thread Southend United v Crawley Town, Saturday 10th April 15:00, FL2

Starting XI and Result

  • Mark Oxley

    Votes: 75 81.5%
  • Elvis Bwomono

    Votes: 44 47.8%
  • Jason Demetriou

    Votes: 54 58.7%
  • John White

    Votes: 15 16.3%
  • Shaun Hobson

    Votes: 72 78.3%
  • Tyler Cordner

    Votes: 59 64.1%
  • Tom Clifford

    Votes: 71 77.2%
  • Sam Hart

    Votes: 16 17.4%
  • Alan McCormack

    Votes: 10 10.9%
  • Nathan Ferguson

    Votes: 49 53.3%
  • Timothee Dieng

    Votes: 66 71.7%
  • Kyle Taylor

    Votes: 37 40.2%
  • James Olayinka

    Votes: 39 42.4%
  • Reeco Hackett-Fairchild

    Votes: 16 17.4%
  • Ashley Nathaniel-George

    Votes: 46 50.0%
  • Ricky Holmes

    Votes: 35 38.0%
  • Terrell Egbri

    Votes: 25 27.2%
  • Emile Acquah

    Votes: 25 27.2%
  • Simeon Akinola

    Votes: 38 41.3%
  • Brandon Goodship

    Votes: 6 6.5%
  • Greg Halford

    Votes: 30 32.6%
  • Harry Kyprianou

    Votes: 4 4.3%
  • Matt Rush

    Votes: 13 14.1%
  • Jacob Mellis

    Votes: 9 9.8%
  • Harry Seaden

    Votes: 4 4.3%
  • ...

    Votes: 2 2.2%
  • ...

    Votes: 5 5.4%
  • Win

    Votes: 44 47.8%
  • Draw

    Votes: 9 9.8%
  • Lose

    Votes: 11 12.0%

  • Total voters
    92
  • Poll closed .

Shrimpergarry

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Six games to go to save our season, the first of which is back at "Fortress Roots Hall" against a Crawley Town side whose current form looks as bad as ours was when we drew 1-1 back at their place last October.

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The time for excuses is over, we need to put Crawley to the sword on Saturday - no ifs, not buts - the games are running out and we need to close the gap on Colchester and Barrow before we play them to give ourselves a fighting chance of avoiding the drop.

Despite the starting XI on Tuesday having no recognised strikers in it, the performance in the first half at least was battling and decent. One would hope that a similar performance at home against comfortably mid-table Crawley, rather than away at a Morecambe side who are fighting for automatic promotion, would yield the full three points at home for the first time since we beat Barrow 1-0 on 9th January.

The squad will be free of suspensions, but whether Hart deserves a recall or not is a tricky one as he was out of form before he got sent off. Clifford has however failed to deliver effectively in the last couple of games though so maybe Hart's enthusiasm and fresher legs make him worth a recall.

As far as injuries are concerned, it's too early to know if White's dodgy arm, Macca's dodgy calf, or the tender groins of Olayinka and Akinola will allow them to play a role on Saturday or not. Jacob Mellis was missing with an unspecified injury on Tuesday too, but his involvement so far as been so peripheral that this was inconsequential.

We need a win and so need to score some goals. What team would you pick if you were in MM's the Orange Messiah's shoes?
 
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