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Southend United 1, Burton Albion 0, LIVE
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Burton Albion manager Gray Rowett: "The best thing for me is that was Southend's strongest side and we know we will be a lot stronger in the play-offs with the number of players coming back in to the team.
"I used today to see how Southend would play and we've learnt a lot from this game which I'm happy about.
"If I'm honest playing away from home in the second leg is what I wanted regardless of what team we were playing.
"I'm not arrogant enough to pick a team but I believer our style of football will suit us playing away in the second leg and putting pressure on the home team.
"My only real disappointment was the goal we gave away because it was poor from our point of view."
Southend United manager Phil Brown: "We're going in to the play-offs with a winning mentality and I think that's vitally important.
"Burton are a strong side but, with the changes they made, we probably didn't learn that much about them here.
"But we're top of the form guide for the division over the last eight or nine games now.
"We have a fantastic defensive record and in Barry Corr we have a striker in a rich vein of form.
"We're in good shape and I've had plenty of experience in the play-offs before and now it's all about making sure we hold our nerve and belief in these two games we have coming up.
"I'm very excited about it and I know the players are too so we're really looking forward to these games."
Blues 1, Burton 0
Three minutes of added on time to be played.
Hussey's free-kick is tipped over by Daniel Bentley
Eastwood on for Corr
Eastwood about to come on
Burton's last change sees MacDonald come on for Bell
Straker on for Timlin
Bedsente Gomis on for Jacob Murphy
Bedsente Gomis is about to come on.
Double change for Burton. Ismail on for Harness and Knowles on for Symes.
John White's low, left footed shot is smothered by the keeper
Attendance: 6,218 with 156 from Burton
Jacob Murphy reminds me of Steven Clark
Ryan Leonard's well struck shot is gathered by the keeper at the second attempt.
Second half is underway
First half stats: Blues shots on target: 1, Corners: 2 Burton shots on target: 0, Corners: 2
Blues 1, Burton 0
Two minutes to be added on at the end of the first half.
Robbie Weir's shot from Phil Edwards' pass is blocked by Daniel Bentley.
Barry Corr has now scored five goals in six games and is the club's top scorer with 13.
Well worked goal from Blues. Ryan Leonard played a diagonal ball out on to the left flank to Kevan Hurst. His fine cross found Barry Corr who headed home from eight yards.
Blues 1, Burton 0. Barry Corr
Scunthorpe 1-0 up against York. Blues sixth as it stands.
Not really much going on. Still 0-0. Think it was always going to be like this today.
John Egan wins goal of the season for his strike award at Scunthorpe. Ben Coker wins players' player of the year. Ryan Leonard wins fans' player of the year with Daniel Bentley second and Kevan Hurst third.
Burton have made five changes
Burton: Lyness, Edwards, Hussey, Bell, Weir, Hemmings, Holness, Palmer, Gray, Harness, Symes
Subs: Lainton, Alexander, MacDonald, Ismail, McFadzean, Knowles & Slade
Southend United unchanged for this afternoon's game against Burton.
Southend: Bentley, White, Egan, Sokolik, Coker, Leonard, Atkinson, Timlin, Hurst, Corr, Murphy
Subs: T Smith, Laird, Prosser, Eastwood, Straker, Gomis & Barnard
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