Southend boss Steve Tilson will continue to assess the fitness of Francis Laurent for the visit of Yeovil.

The striker has missed the last three games due to a pelvic problem, but after suffering no reaction in training over the last few days Tilson has decided to adopt a "wait and see" approach.

But Franck Moussa will definitely play no part of the clash at Roots Hall as he prepares to start a three-game ban following his dismissal in last weekend's 4-3 defeat at Bristol Rovers.

Captain Adam Barrett and midfielder Jean Francois Christophe will be hoping to retain their places in the starting XI after making their comebacks from suspension against the Pirates.

But Damian Scannell is again missing after last month being ruled out for the rest of the season due to breaking his fifth metatarsal against Walsall.

Young goalkeeper Daniel Bentley will keep his place on the bench if Kelvin Jack's hamstring problem rules him out again.

Striker Sam Williams is a doubt for Yeovil.

The target man limped out of the Glovers' last match against Bristol Rovers a fortnight ago and he is yet to fully recover. Aaron Davies replaced Williams in that clash and he again could deputise.

On-loan midfielder Gavin Williams serves the final instalment of his three-game ban for his recent dismissal against Hartlepool so he will continue to play no part.

Yeovil are six points above the relegation zone in 15th place ahead of their vital trip to Roots Hall, where they can put further ground between themselves and the bottom four with a win over the struggling Shrimpers.

Skiverton's side are also looking to get back on track following back-to-back defeats after the 4-0 home win over Hartlepool.

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