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Roots Hall (ATT 4,824) 1st November 2013 - Kick off 19:45 Ref: John Magill

Southend Southend United vs Mansfield Town Mansfield

Southend 3

A Straker (25)
C Clifford (S/O 40)
J McGuire (og 44)
K Hurst (90+5)

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Mansfield 0

J Alabi (S/O 32)
L Beevers (S/O 90)

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Last Updated: 31/10/13 3:37pm

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Adam Thompson: Facing a late test

Adam Thompson: Facing a late test

Team news for Friday's League Two clash between Southend United and Mansfield Town at Roots Hall.

Southend hope Adam Thompson will be available to face Mansfield on Friday night, while John White returns from suspension.

Thompson has missed out of late due to a calf injury but was looking to make it through training on Thursday without any ill-effects, while fellow defender White completed a one-match ban as he missed last weekend's 3-1 defeat at Newport.

Centre-back Mark Phillips serves the second game of his three-match suspension following his red card against Dagenham.

Striker Freddy Eastwood may struggle to be fit for a couple of weeks as he manages a troublesome knee injury, although long-term absentee Marc Laird has been training this week.

James Jennings comes back into the reckoning for Mansfield ahead of their trip to Southend.

Jennings missed the last-gasp home defeat to Plymouth through suspension but after serving his one-game ban against Argyle the left-back will probably go straight back into manager Paul Cox's starting line-up on Friday night.

Goalkeeper Alan Marriott will be assessed after back spasms ruled him out last weekend but centre-half John Dempster, serving the second game of his three-match suspension, and fellow defender Martin Riley (Achilles) are definitely out.

Cox is confident of signing Stoke striker James Alabi on loan before the game at Roots Hall.

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Sky Bet League 2

Sky Bet League 2
Pos Team P Pts
1 Burton Albion 45 91
2 Shrewsbury Town 45 89
3 Southend United 45 84
4 Bury 45 82
5 Wycombe Wanderers 45 81
6 Stevenage 45 72
7 Plymouth Argyle 45 68
8 Luton Town 45 65
9 Newport County AFC 45 65
10 Northampton Town 45 61
11 Exeter City 45 61
12 Morecambe 45 60
13 Dagenham & Redbridge 45 59
14 Oxford United 45 58
15 AFC Wimbledon 45 57
16 Portsmouth 45 56
17 Accrington Stanley 45 53
18 Cambridge United 45 51
19 York City 45 51
20 Carlisle United 45 49
21 Mansfield Town 45 48
22 Hartlepool United 45 44
23 Cheltenham Town 45 40
24 Tranmere Rovers 45 39