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Roots Hall (ATT 4,984) 17th September 2011 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: M Naylor

Southend Southend United vs Plymouth Argyle Plymouth

Southend 2

L Dickinson (pen 64)
P Gilbert (80)

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Plymouth 0

C Fletcher (S/O 68)

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Last Updated: 16/09/11 12:34pm

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Mohsni: Suspended for game

Mohsni: Suspended for game

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

The Shrimpers lose Bilel Mohsni to suspension for the home fixture but welcome back Liam Dickinson from his ban.

Mohsni, a defender turned attacker due to United's depleted ranks in the final third, was given his marching orders for a second bookable offence in Tuesday's 1-0 victory over Gillingham and now misses one match.

However, his loss is countered by the return of striker Dickinson, who has now completed a three-game suspension.

Neil Harris will be assessed on Friday as he bids to make his comeback from a groin injury, meaning manager Paul Sturrock may have a welcome selection dilemma to make in attack against former employers Argyle.

Lee Sawyer (thigh) is not yet ready to return, neither is Barry Corr despite edging closer to full fitness following his long-term knee injury.

Rookie defender Ladjie Soukouna is available for the Pilgrims' away match after serving his suspension.

Soukouna picked up a one-match ban for his dismissal for two yellow cards against Port Vale last weekend.

On-loan Gilligham centre-back Simon King is fighting to be fit after missing the midweek defeat to Barnet with a hip-flexor injury.

But another borrowed player, midfielder Jamie Griffiths, is likely to start after impressing on his full debut on Tuesday night.

Manager Peter Reid wants his team to stop gifting the opposition easy goals.

"We've got to get from somewhere a will to not to concede. We are conceding too easily," Reid said.

"It's driving me crackers, it must be driving the players crackers and it must be driving the supporters crackers."

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Sky Bet League 2

Sky Bet League 2
Pos Team P Pts
1 Scunthorpe United 43 77
2 Chesterfield 43 75
3 Rochdale 43 75
4 Fleetwood Town 43 72
5 Burton Albion 42 68
6 Southend United 43 65
7 York City 43 64
8 Oxford United 43 62
9 Plymouth Argyle 43 58
10 Bury 43 57
11 Dagenham & Redbridge 43 57
12 Mansfield Town 43 57
13 Newport County AFC 43 54
14 AFC Wimbledon 43 53
15 Cheltenham Town 43 52
16 Accrington Stanley 43 51
17 Portsmouth 42 51
18 Morecambe 43 50
19 Hartlepool United 42 49
20 Exeter City 43 49
21 Wycombe Wanderers 43 47
22 Bristol Rovers 42 47
23 Northampton Town 43 47
24 Torquay United 43 39