Southend v Morecambe preview
Last Updated: April 26, 2013 3:08pm
Paul Smith: Set for a late fitness test
Team news for Saturday's League Two clash between Southend and Morecambe at Roots Hall.
Southend boss Phil Brown has no fresh injury problems to contend with.
The Shrimpers will definitely be without long-term absentees Michael Timlin (broken leg) and Neil Harris (knee), while Brown will hand a late fitness test to Ben Reeves, who has been out with a calf injury.
Defender Luke Prosser is expected to keep his place in defence after returning from a back problem.
Goalkeeper Paul Smith could return to the starting XI having been sidelined by a virus. Daniel Bentley will continue in goal if Smith, who sat on the bench during Saturday's 2-1 defeat to York, is not ready to start.
Southend sit 11th in the league and are unable to qualify for the play-offs.
Morecambe are without Kevin Ellison for their last game of the season.
The 13-goal striker has been hit with a one-match ban by the FA for his celebration in front of Rotherham fans after he had scored a stoppage-time winner against his former club.
Shrimps boss Jim Bentley is already without defenders Chris McCready and Chris Doyle, while fellow centre-backs Andy Parrish and Will Haining are rated as 50-50 for the fixture.
McCready will be sidelined for up to four months after undergoing ankle surgery while youngster Doyle is suspended after being sent-off in the 2-0 defeat to Torquay.
Parrish is struggling with a thigh strain while Haining has a hand injury.
Bentley's men are 16th in the table and have won just one of their last nine fixtures.
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Accrington0 - 3Oxford Utd
Burton Alb3 - 2Gillingham
Cheltenham0 - 0Bradford
Chesterfld4 - 0Exeter
Dag + Red0 - 1York City
Northamptn2 - 0Barnet
Rochdale1 - 0Plymouth
Rotherham2 - 0Aldershot
Southend0 - 1Morecambe
Torquay3 - 3Bristol R
Wycombe1 - 1Port Vale
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