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THREE TO WATCH: SOUTHEND UNITED

10 March 2017

Take a look at the potential threats in the ranks of Saturday's visitors to the Mem, Southend United.

#10 - Simon Cox - Striker

The Republic of Ireland international arrived at Roots Hall this summer and has eleven goals to his name so far for the Shrimpers.

An experienced striker that has made over two-hundred-and-fifty appearances in his twelve year career, the twenty-nine-year-old was described by Phil Brown as a 'real coup for the Club' when he signed in July 2016.

Cox bagged his first goal for Southend in their 3-0 victory at Sheffield United back in August. 

In recent games, the striker has found the net four times in his last ten outings.

#4 - Anthony Wordsworth - Midfielder

Now into his second season with Southend, the twenty-eight-year-old midfielder is enjoying a good run of form after returning from a lengthy injury lay-off at the start of the season.

Due to injury, the midfielder only made twenty-three appearances last term, but since finding full fitness a month into the 2016/17 season, Wordsworth has contributed a handy ten goals in all competitions from midfield. 

The midfielder was on the scoresheet in Southend's comprehensive recent victory at Peterborough United towards the end of February and rescued a point for Southend during last Saturday's 1-1 draw at Port Vale.

#14 - Marc-Antoine Fortune - Striker 

The thirty-five-year-old striker joined Southend as a free-agent in September and signed a contract extension with the club in January. 

Previously the striker had enjoyed spells at West Brom, Celtic, Doncaster, Wigan and Coventry, ahead of his move to Roots Hall, where he once again formed a partnership with Simon Cox, who he had played alongside at West Brom.

The striker has been enjoying his best spell of form since the turn of the year, scoring five goals since the start of 2017, which included a brace in Southend's win over Peterborough United.

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