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Foul by Shaun Miller on Anthony Grant, free kick awarded. Glenn Morris takes the free kick.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Lee Sawyer from the left by-line.
Lee Sawyer crosses the ball, Joel Grant gets a block in.
Luke Murphy takes a shot. Glenn Morris makes a save.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Joel Grant by Anthony Grant. Rhys Taylor takes the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kyle Asante by Patrick Ada. Free kick crossed right-footed by Lee Sawyer from left by-line, David Artell makes a clearance.
The referee gives a free kick against Graham Coughlan for handball. Direct free kick taken by David Artell.
Kyle Asante comes on in place of Ryan Hall.
Luke Murphy takes a shot. Save made by Glenn Morris.
Joel Grant fouled by Graham Coughlan, the ref awards a free kick. Lee Bell takes the free kick.
Danny Shelley fouled by Chris Barker, the ref awards a free kick. Luke Murphy takes the free kick.
Effort from just outside the area by Lee Sawyer goes over the target.
Joel Grant gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Anthony Grant. Glenn Morris takes the direct free kick.
(Southend) makes a substitution, with Louie Soares coming on for Kane Ferdinand.
Harry Crawford is brought on as a substitute for Blair Sturrock.
Effort from just outside the area by Kane Ferdinand goes over the target.
Graham Coughlan sends in a cross, save by Rhys Taylor.
Corner taken by Ryan Hall from the left by-line to the near post.
Shot from 12 yards by Kane Ferdinand. Blocked by David Artell.
Shaun Miller is caught offside. Indirect free kick taken by Glenn Morris.
The ball is delivered by Chris Barker, Danny Blanchett makes a clearance.
Shaun Miller goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour. Free kick awarded for a foul by Shaun Miller on Sean Clohessy. Sean Clohessy restarts play with the free kick.
Byron Moore goes off and Joel Grant comes on.
Kane Ferdinand takes a shot. Save by Rhys Taylor.
Clayton Donaldson has an effort at goal.
The ball is sent over by Shaun Miller, Glenn Morris makes a save.
Ryan Hall crosses the ball, Adam Dugdale manages to make a clearance.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Kane Ferdinand on Danny Blanchett. Rhys Taylor restarts play with the free kick.
Barry Corr takes a shot. Adam Dugdale gets a block in.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Lee Bell on Kane Ferdinand. Ryan Hall restarts play with the free kick.
Luke Murphy crosses the ball, Headed effort from deep inside the area by David Artell misses to the right of the goal.
Anthony Grant concedes a free kick for a foul on Clayton Donaldson. Free kick crossed left-footed by Danny Blanchett, clearance made by Anthony Grant.
Goal scored by Shaun Miller from inside the box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Crewe 1-0 Southend.Assist on the goal came from Clayton Donaldson.
Clayton Donaldson takes a shot. Save made by Glenn Morris.
Centre by Blair Sturrock, David Artell makes a clearance.
Blair Sturrock takes a shot. Rhys Taylor makes a save.
Ryan Hall takes a shot. Rhys Taylor makes a save.
Danny Shelley takes a shot. Save by Glenn Morris.
Corner taken by Ryan Hall from the right by-line, clearance made by Luke Murphy.
A cross is delivered by Lee Sawyer, blocked by Lee Bell.
Shot from just outside the box by Danny Shelley goes over the crossbar.
Effort from outside the area by Anthony Grant goes wide right of the goal.
Ryan Hall delivers the ball.
Barry Corr produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide right of the target.
Ryan Hall has an effort at goal from outside the area missing to the wide right of the target.
Shot from just outside the box by Blair Sturrock goes over the target.
Sean Clohessy fouled by Clayton Donaldson, the ref awards a free kick. Glenn Morris restarts play with the free kick.
Lee Bell takes a shot from inside the box clearing the bar.
Byron Moore crosses the ball, clearance made by Kane Ferdinand.
Danny Shelley on for Ashley R Westwood.
Corner from right by-line taken by Danny Blanchett.
Shot from inside the six-yard box by Clayton Donaldson goes wide right of the target.
Centre by Sean Clohessy, Patrick Ada makes a clearance.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Byron Moore on Lee Sawyer. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Ryan Hall.
Lee Sawyer concedes a free kick for a foul on Clayton Donaldson. Direct strike on goal from the free kick comes in from Lee Bell,
The ball is swung over by Anthony Grant, clearance made by Byron Moore.
Corner taken left-footed by Ryan Hall, Unfair challenge on Lee Bell by Kane Ferdinand results in a free kick. David Artell restarts play with the free kick.
The ball is crossed by Lee Sawyer, clearance made by David Artell.
Foul by Graham Coughlan on Clayton Donaldson, free kick awarded. The ball is delivered by Danny Blanchett, David Artell takes a shot. Save by Glenn Morris.
The ball is swung over by Patrick Ada, save made by Glenn Morris.
Centre by Luke Murphy, Anthony Grant makes a clearance.
Shaun Miller fouled by Lee Sawyer, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Lee Bell.
Kane Ferdinand fouled by Ashley R Westwood, the ref awards a free kick. Chris Barker takes the direct free kick.
Shaun Miller is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Glenn Morris restarts play with the free kick.
Graham Coughlan challenges Shaun Miller unfairly and gives away a free kick. Byron Moore restarts play with the free kick.
The ball is crossed by Sean Clohessy.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Barry Corr by Adam Dugdale. Free kick taken by Ryan Hall.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Blair Sturrock on Lee Bell. Lee Bell takes the free kick.
Corner taken left-footed by Danny Blanchett, David Artell takes a shot.
Centre by Luke Murphy, clearance made by Chris Barker.
Blair Sturrock produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the goal.
The offside flag is raised against Byron Moore. Glenn Morris takes the free kick.
Centre by Clayton Donaldson, Graham Coughlan makes a clearance.
Graham Coughlan gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Shaun Miller. Danny Blanchett restarts play with the free kick.
Sean Clohessy delivers the ball, clearance made by Patrick Ada.
Corner taken left-footed by Ryan Hall to the near post, clearance by Luke Murphy.
Anthony Grant crosses the ball, Luke Murphy gets a block in.
Gradi set to ring the changes
Boss Dario Gradi could make changes against Southend as Crewe prepare for a fourth game in 11 days.
Gradi, who has named the same starting XI for the last three matches, may have Matt Tootle available again.
The full-back was on the bench against Chesterfield on Saturday following a two-game absence due to a virus.
If fully-fit, he is a strong contender to come back into the side while Danny Shelley, who came off the bench to score a late free-kick and seal a 2-0 victory over the league leaders, may also have done enough to earn a start.
Midfielder Joel Grant and forward Ajay Leitch-Smith are also options for Gradi although both are likely to be on the bench once again.
Southend boss Paul Sturrock has a doubt over Peter Gilbert.
The left-back suffered an ankle injury during the first half of Saturday's 2-1 defeat against Lincoln and, thus, had to be replaced by Miguel Comminges at half-time.
Comminges will again fill in for Gilbert if he fails to recover in time to face the Railwaymen.
Defender Bilel Mohsni remains sidelined with ankle ligament damage, but midfielder Kane Ferdinand is expected to retain his place after returning from an ankle injury against the Imps.
Fellow midfielder Anthony Grant is pushing for a recall after replacing Craig Easton for the final 40 minutes at the weekend.
The Shrimpers will be hoping to end a run of four league games without a win as they aim to keep their slim play-off hopes alive.
Miller magic for Crewe
Shaun Miller scored his 16th goal of the season to boost the Railwaymen's play-off push with a 1-0 victory which extended Southend's winless run to five games.
Crewe had the best of the chances in a dire match. Dave Artell headed the ball against the crossbar from Danny Blanchett's corner before he nodded a free-kick straight at Southend goalkeeper Glen Morris.
Lee Bell shaved the crossbar with a free-kick from the edge of the box and Clayton Donaldson should have done better than fire wide when cutting inside following a strong run.
The Shrimps offered little in attack all game, but Barry Corr looked odds on to tuck away Lee Sawyer's centre before Artell made a vital last-ditch tackle.
The visitors had to wait until the hour mark before they had their first shot on target, Ryan Hall's 20-yard effort forcing Ryan Taylor into a full-stretch save.
But the Railwaymen took the lead in the 75th minute when Morris saved Donaldson's initial shot and Miller hooked the rebound home.
Donaldson almost made it 2-0 when he raced onto Graham Coughlan's under-hit headed backpass, but his lob over the goalkeeper came back off the crossbar.
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