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Pitch perfect as Shrimpers fans save game from weather

Fans gather for a photo after clearing the pitch at Roots Hall Credit: Southend United
Fans spent much of the morning clearing snow Credit: Southend United
Fans roll back the plastic covering Credit: Southend United

Southend United have thanked fans who've turned out to clear the pitch ahead of today's game.

The club said around 100 volunteers turned up from 8am with shovels to help clear snow off the covers on the pitch.

Fans like Oliver Tanner turned up to help get the game on Credit: Oliver Tanner
The pitch looking green and ready for action Credit: Southend United

Chris Powell's side are be aiming to extend their unbeaten run in League One with a fourth straight win at home against Walsall.

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