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Roots Hall (ATT 4,150) 2nd October 2012 - Kick off 19:45 Ref: K Stroud

Southend Southend United vs Burton Albion Burton Alb

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Corr: Suspended for Brewers clash

Corr: Suspended for Brewers clash

Team news ahead of Tuesday night's League Two clash between Southend and Burton Albion at Roots Hall.

Barry Corr starts a three-match suspension for Southend.

The striker, making only his second appearance following 17 months on the sidelines, was shown a red card during the weekend's 1-1 draw at Plymouth following an off-the-ball incident with Darren Purse.

Manager Paul Sturrock has opted not to appeal having reviewed the video evidence, telling Southend's official website: "The DVD catches the incident but it isn't clear cut as to what happened so I think any appeal would be unsuccessful.

"It has to be a 100 per cent clear and obvious error by the referee to stand a chance of being overturned and I think in this instance that isn't the case. That's not to say Barry is guilty but you have to make a judgement based on the evidence available and the probability of success."

Goalkeeper Paul Smith (concussion), centre-back Mark Phillips and forward Gavin Tomlin (both groin) will each be assessed again having failed fitness tests ahead of the trip to Plymouth.

A late decision will be made about whether Burton striker Calvin Zola travels with the rest of the squad.

Zola was rested for the Capital One Cup defeat at Bradford last Tuesday but on his return to the team for Saturday's home league fixture against Northampton he lasted just 47 minutes before he was forced off with a hamstring problem.

Billy Kee replaced Zola against the Cobblers and, depending on what formation manager Gary Rowett plumps for at Roots Hall, he could do so again.

Rowett gave full debuts to loan signings Rob Kiernan at centre-half and Luke Rooney on the right wing as Burton drew 3-3 with Northampton, and they could keep their places in Essex.

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Sky Bet League 2

Sky Bet League 2
Pos Team P Pts
1 Burton Albion 33 64
2 Shrewsbury Town 32 61
3 Wycombe Wanderers 32 59
4 Luton Town 32 55
5 Southend United 32 54
6 Plymouth Argyle 32 52
7 Bury 32 52
8 Newport County AFC 32 50
9 Stevenage 32 48
10 AFC Wimbledon 32 45
11 Northampton Town 32 44
12 Morecambe 32 44
13 Portsmouth 32 43
14 Exeter City 33 43
15 Accrington Stanley 32 43
16 Cambridge United 32 38
17 Oxford United 32 37
18 Dagenham & Redbridge 32 37
19 Mansfield Town 32 35
20 Tranmere Rovers 32 34
21 Carlisle United 32 33
22 York City 32 32
23 Cheltenham Town 32 31
24 Hartlepool United 32 24