Southend United’s Michael Timlin says they have to make Roots Hall a fortress, starting tomorrow against strugglers Chesterfield.
Blues remain just a point outside the League One play-off places despite a slump in form.
Manager Phil Brown says the players know what they have to do to finish in the top six.
Colchester United will look to build on their midweek win over Bradford.
Tomorrow, the U’s go to Port Vale.