THIS Saturday the Shrimpers are back in League 2 action as they welcome Cumbrian side Carlisle United to Roots Hall for an early 1 pm kick-off as the Essex-based side chase Football League survival.
Following a much-needed victory last Saturday away to Harrogate Town the Shrimpers squad will be in high spirits as they look to continue winning ways against a Carlisle side who despite promotion from earlier in the season have since fallen away and not sit in mid-table.
With less than 10 games remaining Mark Molesleys side currently sit inside the relegation spots but are just 3 points behind Barrow who have 2 games in hand and local rivals Colchester United who are just 4 points in front.
Southend are currently on a 4 game unbeaten run having drawn 3 and won 1 since March the 13th.Embed from Getty Images
Unfortunately, John will not be available for this one having sustained what at the time was thought to be a fractured shoulder blade which turns out is not the case and following an MRI scans it has been revealed it is in fact damage around the ligaments and tendon.Embed from Getty Images
Timothee Dieng and Sam Hart
Both will be unavailable as they continue to serve suspensionsEmbed from Getty Images
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Last Campaign: Sky Bet League 2 – 18th
Current Campaign: Sky Bet League 2 – 11th
Previous Fixture: Carlisle United 2 Crawley Town 0
Manager: Chris Beech
20/21 Top Scorer: Jon Mellish (11)Embed from Getty Images
POTENTIAL STARTING 11
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