ALL TIME RECORD
Southend wins: 19
Coventry wins: 18
LAST SIX MEETINGS
League One - Dec 16 - Southend 3 Coventry 1
League One - Jan 16 - Southend 3 Coventry 0
League One - Aug 15 - Coventry 2 Southend 2
Championship - Dec 06 - Coventry 1 Southend 1
Championship - Oct 06 - Southend 2 Coventry 3
League Cup - Sep 98 - Southend 0 Coventry 4
Southend win: 5/4
Coventry win: 2/1
John Busby (Oxfordshire)
Busby is currently enjoying his first season as a Football League referee and has shown 112 yellow cards and two reds in the 29 games he has taken charge of this term.
Tonight’s game will be Busby’s first involving the Shrimpers.
AFC Wimbledon v MK Dons, Bury v Bristol Rovers, Charlton Athletic v Bradford City, Chesterfield v Peterborough United, Coventry City v Southend United, Gillingham v Bolton Wanderers, Northampton Town v Port Vale, Oldham Athletic v Oxford United, Scunthorpe United v Rochdale, Swindon Town v Sheffield United, Walsall v Fleetwood Town
POINTS OF INTEREST
>Coventry have won just two of their last 13 games.
>The Sky Blues have triumphed just four times at home so far this season, fewer than any other team in League One. They also have the worst home goalscoring record in the division with 16 goals in 17 games.
>Blues striker Marc-Antoine Fortune scored four goals in 25 games while with Coventry City last season.
>Rock bottom Coventry are cut adrift by six points at the foot of the table and are 14 points from safety with 10 games to go.