Date: 23rd March 2016 at 5:37pm
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The Football League have now announced the Match Day officials that will take charge of the game against Rochdale this Friday.

Southend United travel to Rochdale on Friday March 25 for the game at Spotland Stadium and the match carries a 3pm kick off.

Referee: Jeremy Simpson
Linesmen: David Richardson and Darren Strain
Fourth Official: Simon Mather

Match Day referee Simpson is yet to officiate a Southend game this season.

He has however already taken in 29 other matches so far in 2015-16 and in those games, across all competitions and football divisions, he has handed out a total of 102 yellow cards and five red cards.

He was most card happy in the match between Bradford City and Port Vale on August 29 with a total of seven yellows being shown. He also showed seven yellows in the game between Sheffield Wednesday and Nottingham Forest on October 31 and seven again between Leeds and MK Dons on January 2. Five yellows and two reds appeared in February’s game between Accrington and Carlisle.

Let`s hope it`s not another repeat and more of our players edge closer to automatic bans.

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