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

Southend Southend United vs Portsmouth Portsmouth

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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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Sky Bet League 2

Sky Bet League 2
Pos Team P Pts
1 Scunthorpe United 42 76
2 Rochdale 42 75
3 Chesterfield 42 74
4 Fleetwood Town 42 69
5 Burton Albion 42 68
6 Southend United 42 62
7 Oxford United 42 62
8 York City 42 61
9 Plymouth Argyle 42 58
10 Mansfield Town 42 56
11 Bury 42 54
12 Dagenham & Redbridge 42 54
13 Newport County AFC 42 53
14 AFC Wimbledon 42 52
15 Cheltenham Town 42 52
16 Portsmouth 42 51
17 Accrington Stanley 42 50
18 Hartlepool United 42 49
19 Morecambe 42 49
20 Exeter City 42 48
21 Bristol Rovers 42 47
22 Wycombe Wanderers 42 46
23 Northampton Town 42 46
24 Torquay United 42 39