Southend made it three League 2 wins in a row following a 2-1 victory at Tranmere.
Phil Brown admitted Southend made it hard for themselves before making it three league wins in a row with a 2-1 victory at Tranmere.
Team news for Saturday's League Two clash between Tranmere Rovers and Southend United at Prenton Park.
Southend have revealed they are in talks with midfielder Gary Deegan over a new contract.
David Worrall's third goal in five games secured Southend a 1-0 win against rock-bottom Hartlepool at Roots Hall.
Team news for Saturday's League Two clash between Southend United and Hartlepool United at Roots Hall.
Phil Brown had no complaints at Southend being dumped out of the FA Cup by non-league club Chester, who were 2-1 winners at Roots Hall.
Non-League Conference outfit Chester deservedly saw off League Two Southend 2-1 at Roots Hall.