November 1, 2013
Shrimpers hopeful on Thompson
Team Stat Comparison
|Southend United||Mansfield Town|
|Goals for *||1.3||1.0|
|Goals against *||0.8||1.2|
|Last 5 home||L-W-W-D-D||W-W-D-L-W|
|Last 5 away||W-D-D-L-L||W-W-D-D-L|
|* Goals per match - home matches for home club and away matches for away club|
|Stats: Southend United | Mansfield Town|
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.
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.