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1 February 2013

We look forward to Saturday's game at Roots Hall

We look ahead to tomorrow's npower League 2 game at Southend.

Team News


See a full preview show in Yellow Player, featuring an Adam Chapman interview, along with the thoughts of Andrew Melville in another video exclusive.

The Opposition
Southend United’s on loan striker Britt Assombalonga is back in training and could return for tomorrow’s clash against Oxford United at Roots Hall.

The 20-year-old has missed six of Paul Sturrock’s side last seven games with an ankle injury. But the Watford forward finally hopes to figure again this weekend.

“I’m raring to go and hopefully I can play a part on Saturday,” said Assombalonga, who has scored 12 goals so far this season. 

“Oxford are another strong side though and we lost to them at the start of the season so we know it’s going to be tough.”

Writing in the Echo, Southend manager Paul Sturrock says of tomorrow's game, "We’ve already played [Oxford] twice this season, losing one and drawing the other before winning that tie in the JPT on penalties but I do still feel like we owe them one.

"We played very, very well against them in the second half the last time we played there and I hope we can carry that on tomorrow because we have to start making Roots Hall a harder place to come.

"We’ve won five times at home this season and that’s the lowest number out of any team in top half of the table so it’s something we need to improve." 


npower League 2, Saturday 2nd February 2013, kick-off 3.00pm
Roots Hall, Victoria Road, Southend-on-Sea SS2 6NQ

Oxford United fans have been allocated unreserved covered seating in the Andrews Taxis Stand.  Southend strongly recommend supporters buy their tickets in advance to avoid long queues at the Ticket Office on the day of the match. Please note that admission prices will increase on the day of the game and will be cash sales only from the Southend United Ticket Office. Advanced tickets are  on GENERAL SALE until 3.00pm on Friday 1st February at the following prices:

60 and over£13.00    £15.00
9-16 year olds*£9.00£10.00
17-20 year olds*£12.00£14.00
*ID Required

There are 3 wheelchair places available priced at £12.00 in advance and £14.00 on the day (including free carer).
Ambulant disabled prices are £12.00 in advance and £14.00 on the day (including free carer).
Southend United have advised supporters to take care of the condition of their tickets as the club operates a bar code entry system.

TRAVEL (106 miles from Oxford)
By Car
From M25 take Junction 29 and follow the A127 to Southend. Continue towards the town centre, through the lights near to the Bell Pub. At the next roundabout turn right (3rd turning), continuing on the A127. The ground is on the right just past the next traffic lights.
By Train
The closest station to the ground is Prittlewell, about a five minute walk away. It is served by trains from London Liverpool Street. As you exit the station turn right, you will then come to a crossroads with traffic lights. On your right is the 'Fish House', fish and chip shop. Pass this and turn right. Walk about 100 yards and the ground is tucked away on your left. 

If you happen to end up at Southend Central station (served by trains from London Fenchurch Street), you're about a 25 minute walk from the ground. The main bus station is close to Southend Central, and therefore it may be ideal to get a bus up to the ground, rather than walking.
Travel details supplied by

Departure Times: Ice Rink 10.45am – Stadium 11.00am
Fares: Adult Member £14.00, Adult Non-Member £16.00
            Junior Member £12.00, Junior Non-Member £14.00

Tickets are now on general sale for the forthcoming home games:
Bristol Rovers, Saturday February 9th, kick-off 3.00pm
Fleetwood Town, Tuesday February 12th, kick-off 7.45pm (tickets purchased for the original fixture are valid for this game).

To book your tickets please visit 24/7, telephone 01865 337533 or call in person at the ticket office during normal office hours.

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