Last time out the O’s suffered a 4-2 defeat to league leaders Cambridge United. Dan Kemp had levelled the scores at 1-1 before the break, but the U’s were ruthless in the second-half.
Southend will be relegated to the National League should they lose Saturday’s fixture and those around them pick up points.
The return of Phil Brown has seen United record a 0-0 draw against both Crawley Town and Exeter and a 2-0 loss to Colchester, in their last match.
Southend haven’t scored at home since the 26th of January.
Ref: Trevor Kettle
Assistants: Justin Amey and Robert Dabbs
Fourth Official: Leigh Crowhurst
Kettle last officiated an Orient fixture back in December 2019 when the O’s beat Cambridge 3-2.
The referee has taken charge of 30 games this season, booking 77 players, sending off five and has awarded five spot-kicks.
A Word From The Boss
Listen to Interim Manager, Jobi McAnuff’s pre-match thoughts.
Jobi McAnuff and Conor Wilkinson scored as the O’s comfortably captured all three points at the Breyer Group Stadium.
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