League Two

February 16, 2013

Full-time

Southend

1 - 2

Northampton

League Two

15:00 +00:00, February 16, 2013

Roots Hall, England

Referee: G Scott

Problems pile up for Shrimpers

Team Stat Comparison

Southend United Northampton Town
Matches Played 46 46
Table Position 11 6
Points 61 73
Goal Difference 6 9
Goals for * 1.0 1.0
Goals against * 1.1 1.7
Last 5 L-L-W-D-L L-W-W-W-D
Last 5 home L-D-D-L-D W-W-L-W-W
Last 5 away L-W-L-D-W L-W-D-D-L
*  Goals per match - home matches for home club and away matches for away club
Stats: Southend United | Northampton Town

Competition Stats

Southend United Northampton Town
Goals Britt Assombalonga 15 Adebayo Akinfenwa 16
Assists Kevan Hurst 15 Chris Hackett 14
Yellows Michael Timlin 8 Joe Widdowson 12
Reds Michael Timlin 1 Clarke Carlisle 1
Squads: Southend United | Northampton Town

Next Matches

Southend United Northampton Town
4/18 A: Rochdale 4/18 A: Wycombe Wanderers
4/21 H: Accrington Stanley 4/21 H: Portsmouth
4/26 A: Fleetwood Town 4/26 A: Dagenham & Redbridge
5/3 H: Burton Albion 5/3 H: Oxford United

Injury-hit Southend do not expect any of their sidelined players to return in time for the visit of Northampton and manager Paul Sturrock's list of absentees has got even longer.

Defenders Chris Barker (calf) and Mark Phillips (toe) will continue to miss out, along with the suspended Ryan Cresswell, who serves the second game of his three-match ban.

Leading scorer Gavin Tomlin is not expected to return from his thigh problem until next month, while Michael Timlin (broken leg) is ruled out for the rest of the season.

Midfielder Marc Laird picked up a hamstring injury during the first half of Tuesday night's 2-1 defeat to Cheltenham and misses out, as does Caolan Lavery (hamstring).

Meanwhile, Kevan Hurst was absent from training on Thursday due to a virus.

Northampton manager Aidy Boothroyd will have an unchanged squad to choose from.

After seeing his side beat Rochdale 3-1 at home last weekend, Boothroyd must decide whether to stick with a winning team or, as he did against Dale, make one or two changes.

With long-term absentee Alex Nicholls, who is recovering from a broken leg, the only player unavailable, Boothroyd has plenty of options open to him.

On-loan midfielder Manny Oyeleke and striker Jake Robinson will be hoping for recalls after they dropped out of the side last Saturday.

Roy O'Donovan and Clive Platt replaced them in the starting XI and they will have their fingers crossed they did enough to keep their shirts.

Recent signing Lee Collins and fellow defender John Johnson, fit again after a knee injury, and midfielders Ishmel Demontagnac and Lewis Hornby were all on the bench against Rochdale and are other options for Boothroyd.