Football

.

Southend United Vs Shrewsbury Town, Fri 30 Sep 2011

Published Add your comment

Paul Sturrock has positive selection decisions to make as his Southend side entertain fellow high-fliers Shrewsbury on Friday night, aiming to go top of League Two for a few hours at least.

Midfielders Ryan Hall and Anthony Grant come back into contention having served one-match suspensions last weekend for accruing five bookings this season.

Jean-Paul Kalala and Ryan Leonard helped secure a stunning 4-0 triumph away to Rotherham and the pair will be hoping to retain their starting berths against Shrews.

Fit-again striker Neil Harris returned to United`s XI at the Don Valley Stadium and duly grabbed his first goal of the season.

Midfielder Lee Sawyer (thigh) and long-term absentee Barry Corr (knee) are the only two players missing, but both continue to make good progress and will be available sooner rather than later.

Shrewsbury face a defensive reshuffle as second meets third in the league.

Reuben Hazell sustained a serious knee injury during last weekend's 2-0 victory over Torquay and is set for a lengthy spell on the sidelines, with a visit to a specialist set to provide a full diagnosis.

But Shrews are boosted by the earlier-than-expected return of Shane Cansdell-Sherriff (hamstring), while skipper Ian Sharps (calf) was also poised to be back in training on Thursday. Both have missed the last two matches.

Meanwhile, fellow defender Jermaine Grandison suffered a swollen knee and has been feeling it in training this week but is expected to be okay.

Long-term absentee Carl Regan (calf) is likely to return to training in a week`s time but the defender will need another week to 10 days of fitness training before he is considered for selection.

Copyright (c) PA Sport 2009, All Rights Reserved.

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE: http://gms.to/writeforgms

Topics:
Barry Corr
Carl Regan
Neil Harris
Football
Ryan Leonard
Lee Sawyer
Ryan Hall
Anthony Grant
Jean-Paul Kalala
Ian Sharps
Reuben Hazell
League Two
Shane Cansdell-Sherriff
Jermaine Grandison
Ryan Hall

Read more

back to top