Referee: Keith Stroud
Assistant Referees: Robert Hyde and Adam Crysell
Fourth Official: Stephen Finch
Keith Stroud is one of the most recognisable referees on the EFL circuit having taken charge of his first professional game way back in 2004.
Over the past 15 seasons he has been involved in FA Cup and Play-Off finals, as well as spending a number of seasons officiating in the Premier League. In total, Keith has taken charge of 22 Bees games, dating back to 2006, most notably our 2-2 draw at Bramall Lane in April 2013, which saw four penalties and four red cards given. In total, we have won 11 and drawn three of those 22 games, most recently our 1-0 victory at Bristol City on Easter Monday.
Tomorrow's game will be Keith's first outing of the new campaign.
Southend United 2018/19
28 fouls – 10th in Sky Bet League One
3 yellow cards – 10th in Sky Bet League One
0 red cards – 2nd in Sky Bet League One
Tickets will be available tomorrow night, cash only, from the away ticket office next to the away turnstiles: £12 adult, £6 concessions, £2 under 16’s