A look ahead to Tuesday's Johnstone's Paint Trophy tie at the Checkatrade.com Stadium
Assistants: Andrew Aylott and Carl Brook
Fourth Official: Ryan Atkin
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Lanre Oyebanjo (knee) and Jon Ashton (ankle) all sidelined with injuries, but Gavin Tomlin and Joe McNerney could make their comebacks after injury.
With Freddie Woodman on England under-19 duty, Callum Preston will make his debut. Josh Yerworth is with Wales under-21s and Rhys Murphy is cup tied and won't play.
For the visitors, midfielder Anthony Wordsworth could start against the club he enjoyed a successful loan spell with last season.
THE FORM GUIDE
Reds have won just one of their last six and have yet to taste victory at home this season.
Southend have made a good start to life in League One. They currently lie 11th after suffering their first away defeat of the campaign at Burton on Saturday.
VIEW FROM THE BENCH
: "We have a few players missing for one reason or another but the squad is bigger in terms of numbers now so I won't have any problem making one or two changes and seeing if the lads who come in can take their opportunity. The league is obviously our priority but wins in whatever competition breed confidence and if we can cut out the basic mistakes that have been plaguing us we can definitely get a result." Mark Yates
WE’VE MET BEFORE?
Back in 2011-12 the teams met three times with honours even. In the league, Reds beat Southend 3-1 at home but drew 0-0 in a televised game at Roots Hall when Billy Clarke missed a second-half penalty. Southend beat Reds 1-0 in the JP Trophy, also at home, that season.
JP TROPHY SOUTHERN SECTION FIXTURES
Bristol Rovers v Wycombe
Gillingham v Luton Town
Millwall v Northampton
Oxford United v Swindon Town
Plymouth v Exeter City
Yeovil Town v Coventry City
Stevenage v Dagenham & Redbridge (Weds)
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