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Can Wanderers get back to winning ways at playoff-chasing Southend and former player Phil Brown?

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All hail the returning saviour - Gary Madine
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After a home performance to forget at the weekend Bolton Wanderers will be hoping their away day winning streak continues at Southend United. The long trip down to Essex sees Wanderers come up against former right-back and assistant manager back in the Sam Allardyce era, Phil Brown.

Wanderers' fine away form of late - 14 goals en route to four wins from the last four away days - have put us just ten goals away from an all-time record of 40 away goals in a single season. So fingers crossed the free-scoring nature of recent performances away from the Macron will continue tonight.

Tonight is just the 18th meeting between Bolton and Southend, with Bolton having the narrow edge with six victories to Southend's five. However, the Whites' previous visit to tonight's opponents was as leaders of Division 1 way back in September 1996, yet Colin Todd's boys somehow succumbed to a 5-2 defeat.

Gary Madine makes a welcome return to the starting lineup in place of Chris Long as Dean Moxey continues to deputise for the injured Andrew Taylor (gulp).

I have no idea what Southend are up to but they seem to have three out-and-out recognised strikers, three centre-backs and two wingers starting, including the nutcase that is Nile Ranger (wearing number 50, which says it all) - so absolutely anything could happen. They also have Marc-Antoine Fortuné on the bench, just in case they need to go four up front.

Here are tonight's starting lineups. Stay in touch with all the action from Roots Hall and let us know your thoughts on all things Wanderers related in the Comments section below.

Southend United (3-4-3?): Christian Walton; Jason Demetriou, Adam Thompson, Ryan Inniss; Stephen McLaughlin, Michael Timlin, Anthony Wordsworth, Will Atkinson; Theo Robinson, Simon Cox, Nile Ranger.

Substitutes: Josh Bexon, Luke O'Neill, John White, Luke Amos, Jermaine McGlashan, Marc-Antoine Fortuné, Frank Nouble.

Bolton Wanderers (3-4-1-2): Mark Howard; Dorian Dervite, David Wheater, Mark Beevers; Filipe Morais, Jay Spearing, Darren Pratley, Dean Moxey; Josh Vela; Gary Madine, Adam Le Fondre.

Substitutes: Chris Long, Max Clayton, James Henry, Jem Karacan, Derik Osede, Reece Wabara, Jake Turner.