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Roots Hall (ATT 6,080) 7th September 2013 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: C Breakspear

Southend Southend United vs Morecambe Morecambe

Southend 1

K Hurst (30)

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Morecambe 3

A Fleming (35, 47)
J Sampson (56)
R Threlfall (S/O 70)

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Last Updated: 06/09/13 5:26pm

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Phil Brown: Has a lot to ponder

Phil Brown: Has a lot to ponder

Team news for Saturday's League Two clash between Southend and Morecambe at Roots Hall.

Phil Brown is pondering changes for the visit of Morecambe as Southend aim to get back to winning ways following successive defeats.

Midfielders Kevan Hurst and Michael Timlin are knocking loudly on Brown's door for their first starts of the season, while new signing Cauley Woodrow, on loan from Fulham, is also hoping for involvement in attack.

Centre-back Adam Thompson is away with Northern Ireland's Under-21 side but his loss is countered by the return of Mark Phillips after a groin strain.

Striker Craig Reid is rated as 50/50 while Marc Laird and Julian Bennett are both sidelined with long-term knee injuries.

Morecambe boss Jim Bentley will be without defender Chris McCready for the trip to Southend.

The 32-year-old snapped his collarbone in the 2-1 victory over Plymouth and will sit out for the next two to three months.

Striker Padraig Amond will be hoping to retain his spot in the Shrimps' attack after scoring the winner last weekend.

Amond faces stiff competition from young forward Jack Sampson, who is also vying for a starting berth after being dropped to the bench for the Plymouth clash.

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Sky Bet League 2

Sky Bet League 2
Pos Team P Pts
1 Burton Albion 34 64
2 Shrewsbury Town 33 61
3 Wycombe Wanderers 33 60
4 Luton Town 33 58
5 Southend United 33 57
6 Bury 33 55
7 Newport County AFC 33 53
8 Plymouth Argyle 33 52
9 Stevenage 33 49
10 Northampton Town 33 47
11 AFC Wimbledon 33 45
12 Portsmouth 33 44
13 Morecambe 33 44
14 Exeter City 34 44
15 Accrington Stanley 33 43
16 Cambridge United 33 41
17 Oxford United 33 38
18 Mansfield Town 33 38
19 Dagenham & Redbridge 33 37
20 Tranmere Rovers 33 34
21 Cheltenham Town 33 34
22 York City 33 33
23 Carlisle United 33 33
24 Hartlepool United 33 27