ALL TIME RECORD
Southend wins: 46
Bristol Rovers wins: 36
LAST SIX MEETINGS
League One - Aug 16 - Southend 1 Bristol Rovers 1
Trophy - Nov 15 - Southend 1 Bristol Rovers 0
League One - Mar 14 - Bristol Rovers 0 Southend 0
League Two - Sep 13 - Southend 1 Bristol Rovers 1
League Two - Apr 13 - Southend 0 Bristol Rovers 0
League Two - Nov 12 - Bristol Rovers 2 Southend 3
Bristol Rovers: WDDDDD
Southend win: 21/10
Bristol Rovers win: 5/4
Trevor Kettle (Rutland)
Kettle has shown 118 yellow cards and five reds in the 26 games he has taken charge of so far this season.
Kettle has issued three sending offs in his last four games and last officiated the Shrimpers when Phil Brown’s side were beaten on penalties by Oxford United in the Checkatrade Trophy in December.
AFC Wimbledon v Northampton, Bristol Rovers v Southend, Charlton v Walsall, Chesterfield v Shrewsbury, Coventry v Bradford, Fleetwood v Bolton, Gillingham v Scunthorpe, MK Dons v Rochdale, Oldham v Bury, Peterborough v Oxford, Port Vale v Swindon
POINTS OF INTEREST
>Former Blues goalkeeper Steve Mildenhall is likely to be on the bench for the Pirates this weekend.
Mildenhall made 89 appearances for Southend before leaving in 2010.
>Rovers have drawn six of their last seven games.
>The Pirates have not been beaten at home in League One since losing 5-1 to Charlton Athletic in November.
>Rovers have scored 32 goals at home this season, the second highest in the division.
>Blues and Rovers have both taken eight points from their last six games.