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Roots Hall (ATT 4,805) 3rd September 2011 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: S Hooper

Southend Southend United vs Northampton Town Northamptn

Southend 2

B Mohsni (27)
R Hall (59)

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Northamptn 2

A Akinfenwa (60)
A Davies (65)
N McKoy (S/O 90+3)

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Last Updated: 02/09/11 11:28am

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Sawyer: Has a thigh problem

Sawyer: Has a thigh problem

Team news ahead of Saturday's League Two clash between Southend United and Northampton Town at Roots Hall.

Neil Harris, Lee Sawyer and Liam Dickinson have been added to Southend's list of absentees but Michael Timlin could make his second debut for the club.

Striker Harris was forced off after just 25 minutes of Tuesday's Johnstone's Paint Trophy victory over Crawley nursing a groin problem, while midfielder Sawyer followed him into the treatment room at half-time carrying a thigh strain.

Forward Dickinson had already converted the only goal of the game from the penalty spot when he was shown a red card, meaning he now starts a three-match suspension.

Meanwhile, Timlin arrived on loan at Roots Hall from Swindon on transfer deadline day and, having spent six weeks with the Shrimpers last season, could go straight into Paul Sturrock's plans.

Midfielder Jean-Paul Kalala (groin) and striker Barry Corr (knee) continue to miss out, while Southend terminated the loan deal of midfielder Alassane N'Diaye on Wednesday.

Northampton could be boosted by the return of three players.

Defenders Seth Nana Ofori-Twumasi and Ashley Westwood and striker Jake Robinson are closing in on returns from injury.

"We are hoping to have both Nana and Jake available for selection," said Town assistant manager David Lee.

"With Nana back we've got options in defence and Ashley Westwood is ready for a return to the first team as well.

"Ben Tozer went to left-back on Tuesday night and did very well against a good player."

Kelvin Langmead, along with Westwood, has extended his stay at Sixfields but midfielder Kevin Thornton and striker Shaun Harrad left during the transfer window.

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Sky Bet League 2

Sky Bet League 2
Pos Team P Pts
1 Burton Albion 38 76
2 Shrewsbury Town 38 71
3 Wycombe Wanderers 38 71
4 Bury 38 67
5 Southend United 38 63
6 Luton Town 38 58
7 Newport County AFC 38 58
8 Plymouth Argyle 38 57
9 Stevenage 38 57
10 Exeter City 38 54
11 Northampton Town 38 53
12 AFC Wimbledon 38 52
13 Portsmouth 38 49
14 Morecambe 38 49
15 Dagenham & Redbridge 38 49
16 Accrington Stanley 38 46
17 Mansfield Town 38 45
18 Cambridge United 38 44
19 Oxford United 38 43
20 Carlisle United 38 41
21 York City 38 38
22 Tranmere Rovers 38 37
23 Cheltenham Town 38 37
24 Hartlepool United 38 36