Southend Entertain Crawley On Saturday

CRAWLEY Town are the visitors to Roots Hall this weekend for more League 2 action, the Shrimpers are in dire need of as many points as possible over the remaining handful of games if they wish to avoid relegation down to the National League.

BUILD-UP

CRAWLEY Town are the visitors to Roots Hall this weekend for more League 2 action, the Shrimpers are in dire need of as many points as possible over the remaining handful of games if they wish to avoid relegation down to the National League.

The Essex-based side drew 1-1 away at Morecambe in midweek in a match that saw the Shrimpers start without a single recognised striker on the pitch instead opting to go with Timothee Dieng and Greg Halford.

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TEAM NEWS

Simeon Akinola

Many were surprised to see Simeon Akinola’s name nowhere to be found on the starting 11 or bench on Tuesday night with the rumor being that the striker had suffered a calf injury. Will we see Simeon on Saturday? who knows

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Sam Hart

Hart should feature on Saturday having served a three-game suspension following a red card against Walsall.

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James Olayinka

It has been reported that Olayinka will require surgery on a groin injury which has hindered him for most of the season. Olayinka will delay any operation in a bid to help the Shrimpers stay up reports Echosport.

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Alan McCormack

McCormack looks unlikely to be fit for this fixture following a calf injury picked up against Carlisle United which saw the midfielder exit the field of play after just 35 minutes.

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THE OPPOSITION

Last Campaign: League 2 (13th)

Current Campaign: League 2 (14th)

Previous Fixture: Crawley Town 1 Oldham Athletic 4

Manager: John Yems

20/21 Top Scorer: Tom Nichols (15)

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