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Southend United are managed by Kevin Bond who penned a permanent two-year deal in May 2019 after a spell as caretaker.
As a club, Southend have sampled many highs and lows throughout their history, but one of their most notable achievements came in 2006 when they faced the mighty Manchester United in the League Cup.
After beating Leeds United in the previous round, they were in high spirits going into the game and a Manchester United side that included a plethora of internationals travelled to Roots Hall and were duly beaten by the Shrimpers in one of the biggest shocks in the history of the cup and was arguably the biggest win in the history of the club.
Now plying their trade back in League One, it is current manager Phil Brown's job to try to make them an established third-tier side. With a 22,000-seater stadium in the pipeline, fans will be ebullient about the Shrimpers embarking on a rise up the Football League ladder and with a manager, who has a whole host of league experience, the future could certainly be on the way up for Southend United.
A mixed set of recent results has seen Southend United collect wins versus Sunderland & Burton Albion while suffering adverse results at Rochdale, Wycombe Wanderers, Shrewsbury Town, Peterborough United & AFC Wimbledon. Draws against Weymouth, Walsall & Fleetwood Town has seen them show mid-table form at best.
|03 Aug||Coventry City||14:00||Southend United|
|10 Aug||Southend United||14:00||Blackpool|
|17 Aug||Lincoln City||14:00||Southend United|
|20 Aug||Southend United||18:45||Peterborough United|
|24 Aug||Wycombe Wanderers||14:00||Southend United|
|31 Aug||Southend United||14:00||Rochdale|