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Roots Hall (ATT 7,736) 1st January 2014 - Kick off 15:00

Southend Southend United vs Portsmouth Portsmth

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Last Updated: 31/12/13 1:40pm

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Barry Corr: Could come back into Shrimpers side

Barry Corr: Could come back into Shrimpers side

Team news for Wednesday's League Two clash between Southend United and Portsmouth at Roots Hall.

Phil Brown will contemplate freshening up his Southend side for the visit of Portsmouth on New Year's Day.

The Shrimpers boss was disappointed with Sunday's 1-1 draw at Accrington and is sure to be considering changes for what is the Essex club's fourth game in 13 days.

The likes of Barry Corr, Freddy Eastwood, Marc Laid and Conor Clifford will be pushing for recalls, while no new injury or suspension concerns are expected.

Long-term absentee Julian Bennett (knee) remains on the sidelines as Southend, with just one defeat in their last 11, look to get back to winning ways.

Danny East is Portsmouth's latest injury worry ahead of the trip to Southend.

The defender, who only recently overcame a neck injury to return to the side, limped off towards the end of Sunday's goalless draw with Northampton and was replaced by Bondz N'Gala.

East is set to join Simon Ferry, Shaun Cooper (both hamstring), Andy Barcham (thigh) and Tom Craddock (knee) on the sidelines.

Goalkeeper Trevor Carson plays the last game of his current loan spell from Bury.

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Table

Sky Bet League 2

Sky Bet League 2
Pos Team P Pts
1 Wycombe Wanderers 27 52
2 Shrewsbury Town 27 51
3 Burton Albion 27 51
4 Luton Town 26 47
5 Southend United 27 47
6 Newport County AFC 27 46
7 Bury 26 41
8 Stevenage 27 41
9 Exeter City 28 41
10 Plymouth Argyle 27 40
11 Morecambe 27 37
12 AFC Wimbledon 26 36
13 Cambridge United 25 35
14 Northampton Town 27 34
15 Accrington Stanley 25 33
16 Oxford United 27 30
17 Cheltenham Town 27 30
18 Portsmouth 26 29
19 York City 27 28
20 Mansfield Town 26 28
21 Tranmere Rovers 26 27
22 Carlisle United 27 27
23 Dagenham & Redbridge 26 26
24 Hartlepool United 27 18