Southend United vs Salford City preview: How to watch, kick-off time, team news, predicted lineups and ones to watch 
SALFORD, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 20: Ibou Touray of Salford City is tackled by Terrell Egbri of Southend United during the Sky Bet League Two match between Salford City and Southend United at Moor Lane on October 20, 2020 in Salford, England. (Photo by James Gill - Danehouse/Getty Images)

Southend United host Salford City at Roots Hall in an EFL League Two clash at 15:00 GMT.

The Blues are looking for three points to distance themselves from the dreaded relegation zone whilst the Ammies will be expecting a win to get closer to an illustrious automatic position.

Mark Molesly’s men have built up the reputation of giant slayers this month, most recently beating Forest Green Rovers 3-1 on Wednesday whilst Richie Wellen’s side most recent result was a dramatic 2-1 loss to promotion rivals Morecombe.

Team news

Terrel Egbri and James Olayinka are still weeks away from returning for Southend.

Salford have no current injuries or suspensions to report.

Predicted lineups

Southend: Oxley; Clifford, Hobson, White, Bwomono; Nathaniel-George, Dieng, Ferguson, Demetriou, Holmes; Akinola

Salford: Hladky; Turnbull, Eastham, Bernard; Touray, Coutts, Lowe, Hunter; Gotts, Henderson, Thomas-Asante

Form guide

Southend have accumulated seven points out of their last possible 15, taking points from promotion candidates Cambridge United, Newport County and Forest Green.

Salford have gained the exact same points as their opposition in the same period of time, beating Barrow, Cambridge and drawing to Carlisle.

Ones to watch

Nathan Ferguson

After his Puskas goal of the year contender last Wednesday, the midfielder is undoubtedly full of confidence.

The 25-year-old is renowned for his magnificent strike of the ball, but his robust energy and brutish strength make him an obvious threat for Salford.

Ian Henderson

Henderson is having a brilliant season for the Ammies, being directly involved in 17 league goals already.

The striker is known for his deadly finishing, but his ability to pick out a teammate in a dangerous position should not go unnoticed.

Playing him against one of the worst defences in the league could equate to danger for Molesley’s side.

Previous meeting

When Southend travelled to Peninsula Stadium in October, the Shrimpers were defeated 3-0 by a side that was then managed by Paul Scholes.

Own goals from Harry Lennon and Jason Demetriou were joined by a strike from James Wilson.

The result at the time kept Salford in a play-off spot while it further marooned the Shrimpers at the bottom of League Two.

How to watch

The match is available on iFollow via Southend’s or Salford’s respective club websites, with match passes at £10 for those in the United Kingdom.

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