Accrington boss John Coleman has no new injury or suspension problems ahead of the home clash with Southend and is likely to name the same matchday squad as last week.

Midfielder Jimmy Ryan limped out of the 2-2 draw against Stevenage with a hamstring problem but has trained this week and will retain his place.

However, he may find himself among the substitutes after assistant manager Jimmy Bell admitted he didn`t enjoy the best of games against Boro.

If Ryan is left out, the likes of Andy Parkinson, Chris Turner, Rory Boulding and Ray Putterill will fight it out to replace him in the starting line-up.

Kevin Long, who is recovering from a broken toe, is the only absentee as Stanley look to end a run of three league games without a win.

Southend boss Paul Sturrock will be without defender Bilel Mohsni.

The French centre-back limped out of the 2-0 defeat against Shrewsbury in midweek with an ankle injury and, despite an initial scan revealing no broken bones, an MRI scan has revealed ligament and tendon damage which will keep him on the sidelines for six to eight weeks.

Experienced defenders Graham Coughlan and Mark Phillips, who both missed the defeat against the Shrews with hamstring injuries, are available for selection and Sturrock will have a decision to make over who deputises for Mohsni.

Ryan Hall will continue in midfield despite being on bail until March 3 when he will be sentenced for a charge of affray and Kyle Asante will be in the squad after scoring a hat-trick for the reserves in midweek following his return from 12 months out with cruciate knee ligament damage.

The Shrimpers will be looking to win their fifth consecutive away game.

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