League Two high-flyers Southend are yet to make a decision over the future of French-Tunisian forward Bilel Mohsni.
The 24-year-old is currently serving his third suspension of the season having seen red in last Tuesday's 1-0 FA Cup defeat at Oldham, with unconfirmed reports suggesting he was also involved in his second dressing room bust-up of the campaign after the club's exit at Boundary Park.
Manager Paul Sturrock was furious with Mohsni after the game and hinted his dismal disciplinary record could jeopardise his future at Roots Hall.
Mohsni has since apologised for his costly first-half red card and the consequences of missing out on a potential third-round trip to Liverpool, admitting he wants to stay at the club but is not sure whether the team or Sturrock wants that.
Mohsni can likely expect internal discipline by the League Two club although his future does appear to remain in Essex, with chief executive Tara Brady set to hold talks with Sturrock later this week.
"I'm due to have a meeting with Paul and plenty of topics will be spoken about, including Bilel," Brady told the Echo. "We will also be talking about transfer targets for the January transfer window."