Tuesday night’s game at Glanford Park sees the Iron take on a Southend United side that sit just inside the League Two play-off positions in seventh.The Shrimpers are winless in their last ten having last tasted victory at home to high-flying Chesterfield in January.
There has been 47 meetings between the two sides in total, and the Iron have the better head-to-head record with 20 wins to Southend’s 13, while the other 14 finished level.
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Gary McSheffrey (back) remains a doubt for the Iron and Deon Burton (calf) continues to be unavailable.
Last line-up: Slocombe, Nolan, Mirfin, Canavan, Dawson, Adelakun, McAllister, Syers, Williams, Madden, Winnall.
Team News: Southend United...
Shrimpers boss Phil Brown will check on John White, John Egan and Ben Coker after all three picked up knocks at Morecambe on Saturday.
Defenders Luke Prosser (calf), Adam Thompson (calf) and Julian Bennett (knee) will all definitely be out, though.
Last line-up: Bentley, White, Phillips, Egan, Coker, Timlin, Atkinson, Leonard, Hurst, Corr, Straker.
Brown told Southend United’s official player service (player.southendunited.co.uk): “The new manager has done a great job for them.
“We’ll be going there with a young squad because of injuries.”