Southend v Shrewsbury preview
Last Updated: 28/10/16 10:56am
Southend forward David Mooney is expected to miss the visit of Shrewsbury to Roots Hall because of an ankle problem.
The striker limped out of a midweek under-21s match against Bournemouth on Tuesday, and could be set for a couple of weeks on the sidelines.
Marc-Antoine Fortune scored twice against the Cherries to press his claim for a start in the League One match, with Nile Ranger, just back from an injury lay-off, and Simon Cox having led the attack in the 3-0 win at MK Dons.
Former Reading and Crystal Palace winger Jimmy Kebe has been training with the Shrimpers ahead of a potential move, while midfielder Michael Timlin continues his recovery from a long-standing hamstring injury.
Shrewsbury defender Ryan McGivern will miss the match as he serves his second suspension of the season.
McGivern returned for last weekend's loss to Northampton following a ban for his sending off against Walsall but picked up a fifth booking of the campaign and must sit out another game.
That could mean a headache for new boss Paul Hurst in his first game in charge after both Olly Lancashire and Ian Black were forced off with injuries against Northampton.
Adam El-Abd (groin) and Shaun Whalley (calf) are also sidelined.