Date: 11th August 2015 at 5:28pm
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Southend come up against Brighton in the Capital One Cup at Roots Hall tonight, in a game that will kick-off 7:45pm.

Phil Brown saw his side come from behind to get a late goal to start the League 1 season with a draw, the Shrimpers take a break from the league season for the League Cup and almost have a nothing to lose tie against Brighton.

The Championship side will be favourites but that didn’t stop Southend from winning the last League Cup meeting in the 2006/07 season when the Shrimpers won three-two….a worrying stats though is the away side has won on each of the last four-matches played competitively between the sides!

The full first round fixtures are:-

Tuesday 11th August
Accrington vs Hull City
Blackburn vs Shrewsbury
Brentford vs Oxford Utd
Bristol R vs Birm’ham
Cardiff vs AFC W’don
Carlisle vs Chesterfld
Charlton vs Dag + Red
Colchester vs Reading
Fleetwood vs Hartlepool
Huddsf’ld vs Notts Co
Ipswich vs Stevenage
Luton vs Bristol C
Millwall vs Barnet
MK Dons vs Leyton Or
Morecambe vs Sheff Utd
Northamptn vs Blackpool
N Forest vs Walsall
Peterboro vs Crawley
Plymouth vs Gillingham
Port Vale vs Burnley
Rochdale vs Coventry
Rotherham vs Cambridge Utd
Scunthorpe vs Barnsley
Sheff Wed vs Mansfield
Southend vs Brighton
Swindon vs Exeter
Wigan vs Bury
Wolves vs Newport
Wycombe vs Fulham
Yeovil vs QPR
York City vs Bradford
Bolton vs Burton Alb

Wednesday 12th August
Crewe vs Preston
Oldham vs M’boro
Portsmth vs Derby

Thursday 13th August
Doncaster vs Leeds

Brown will definitely want to get into round two, and it’ll be hoped this happens with a positive result achieved, but will this be the case for the Blues?

We’re looking for your views on what way you think this tie will go, which obviously requires you to vote in the latest pre-match poll in one of two ways….

Southend win
Brighton win

Not only do we want you to cast your vote, which you do to your right, we’re also looking for your thoughts and views too so do share some of those with your comments below.


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