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Barnet Vs Southend United, Sat 29 Jan 2011

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Barnet boss Paul Fairclough hopes to name an unchanged line-up for the visit of Southend.

The Bees are now unbeaten in their last four matches, although they slipped back into the relegation zone following Tuesday night's goalless draw at Macclesfield.

Striker Steve Kabba is progressing well in his recovery from a knee injury but is not expected to be ready by the weekend so Izale McLeod will play the lone frontman role again.

Defender Daniel Leach is also on the mend after four months on the sidelines with a foot injury but he is still a few weeks away.

Fellow centre-back Darren Dennehy (foot) and striker Ricky Holmes (metatarsal) are the other injury absentees.

Southend boss Paul Sturrock also looks likely to continue with the same starting line-up for a second successive game.

That means centre-back Bilel Mohsni will continue in attack following his goalscoring exploits against Bury and Macclesfield in which he scored three goals playing as a make-shift striker.

His performances have drawn praise from Sturrock, who told the club's official website: "His enthusiasm to play, his aerial threat. His whole game is geared to benefit the team so I have no qualms about putting him in up front again."

Rhys Evans is also set to continue in goal after finally getting his chance in the 4-1 midweek win over Macclesfield, which first choice goalkeeper Glenn Morris missed through illness.

Experienced centre-back Mark Phillips will continue on the bench despite making his long-awaited comeback from four-and-a-half months out with hamstring and groin problems against the Silkmen as a 66th minute substitute.

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Daniel Leach
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