Shrimpers recall James-Lewis

Last Updated: 19/09/11 6:33pm

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League Two club Southend United have recalled Merrick James-Lewis from his loan spell at non-league Braintree Tree.

It comes with the midfielder having been used sparingly by the Blue Square Bet Premier side, failing to even make their matchday 16 for Saturday's 1-0 victory at home to Newport.

James-Lewis, 19, joined Braintree at the start of August and made a total of two starts and two substitute appearances.

His return also coincides with the one-match suspension of midfielders Ryan Hall and Anthony Grant for this weekend's trip to Rotherham after they both picked up their fifth bookings of the season in Saturday's 2-0 win over Plymouth.

James-Lewis will now take part in Southend's reserve clash against Colchester at Roots Hall on Tuesday.

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