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Match Preview: Southend United v Rovers

4 May 2018

Rovers head east to the other side of the country for their final game of the 2017/18 season, against 10th placed Southend United.

Gaffer's view: Darrell Clarke sat down with the media for his final pre-match press conference of the season, to look ahead to Saturday's game at Southend.

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Darrell Clarke's 5️⃣ Point Preview

Player's view: Tony Craig was also on media duty to preview the Gas' last fixture of the campaign.

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Preview: Tony Criag on Southend

Opposition: Like Rovers, Southend too have nothing to play for with regards to promotion or relegation, however find themselves in a decent patch of form. Sat in 10th, United have won their last three all to nil, scoring an impressive nine goals in the process as they overturned MK Dons, Oldham Athletic and Bradford City all in the space of seven days. Such is the recent efficiency in front of goal and solidity in defence, Rovers will need to put in a strong performance if they are to take anything for the final game of the season.

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Opposition View: Chris Powell

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Three to Watch: Southend United

Last Time Out: It was a great day at the Mem when Southend visited earlier this season, with Rovers running out 3-0 winners back in December. Billy Bodin opened the scoring after just 15 minutes with a close-range volley, before a 60-minute wait for the next goal, which came from Ellis Harrison. The scoring was then wrapped up when Liam Sercombe dinked Rory Gaffney's parried effort cutely over the onrushing keeper on 86 minutes.

Tickets: Pay on the day is available at Roots Hall. Click on the link below for full information.

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Pay On The Day Available at Southend

Keeping up with the game: Full match commentary of Rovers' game with Southend can be heard through iFollow Gas. Supporters can access our LIVE match coverage by clicking here

The match centre is the place to head to keep up to date with minute-by-minute commentary and live match stats, as well as links to follow the game on iFollow. 


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