Southend V Burton Albion at Roots Hall : Match Preview

16 May 2014 12:01
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Triple worry for Shrimpers

Southend have doubts over three players for the play-off semi-final second leg against Burton.

John White, Michael Timlin and Luke Prosser will all be handed fitness checks ahead of the Roots Hall showdown.

Full-back White is struggling with a thigh injury and midfielder Timlin has an ankle problem, but if both are passed fit boss Phil Brown could name the same side that lost the first leg 1-0 last weekend.

Centre-half Prosser, who was on the bench at the Pirelli Stadium, is a doubt with a back injury.

The suspended Ian Sharps could be one of as many as six Burton players to miss out.

Sharps sits it out at Roots Hall after he was sent off during Albion's 1-0 home victory over the Shrimpers last weekend. Fellow defender Damien McCrory and midfielder Jimmy Phillips are also definite absentees after knee injuries brought a premature end to their campaigns.

First-leg goal scorer Adam McGurk, winger Zeli Ismail and centre-half Shane Cansdell-Sherriff are racing to be fit for Saturday's midday kick-off.

McGurk (groin) has not trained this week while Cansdell-Sherriff (Achilles) has been out of action for the past three weeks.

Source: PA