O'Donovan set for Shrimpers bow

On-loan striker Roy O'Donovan is in line to make his Southend United debut at Brighton & Hove Albion in League One on Saturday.

Last Updated: 18/09/09 at 14:09

O'Donovan: Set to start

O'Donovan: Set to start

The 24-year-old former Republic of Ireland Under-21 striker has joined the Shrimpers on a one-month loan deal from Sunderland and could be thrown straight into Steve Tilson's starting line up for the Withdean clash.

O'Donovan could replace Francis Laurent alongside Lee Barnard in attack, although veteran forward Dougie Freedman will also be looking for a recall.

Barnard will be looking to add to the seven goals he has already scored this season, especially after missing a late penalty in last Friday's 0-0 draw at home to Leeds.

Jean-Francois Christophe is expected to continue in midfield, though on-loan Chelsea man Lee Sawyer is pushing for a recall.

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League One Fixtures

Friday, 18 April 2014
19:45
Bradford v Peterboro
Sheff Utd v Stevenage
Monday, 21 April 2014
12:15
Leyton Or v Wolves  
15:00
Crewe v Colchester  
MK Dons v Brentford  
Notts Co v Crawley  
Oldham v Coventry  
Peterboro v Carlisle  
Preston v Shrewsbury  
Rotherham v Port Vale  

Sky Bet League 1

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Wolves 43 53 96
2 Brentford 43 30 90
3 Leyton Or 43 38 80
4 Rotherham 43 26 79
5 Preston 43 22 79
6 Peterboro 42 10 67
7 Swindon 43 6 63
8 Port Vale 43 -12 60
9 MK Dons 43 0 58
10 Walsall 43 2 57
11 Sheff Utd 41 -1 56
12 Crawley 42 -4 55
13 Bristol C 43 1 53
14 Gillingham 43 -17 51
15 Bradford 42 1 50
16 Oldham 42 -10 50
17 Coventry 43 -2 49
18 Colchester 43 -12 46
19 Tranmere 43 -24 46
20 Crewe 43 -27 46
21 Carlisle 42 -26 44
22 Notts Co 43 -16 43
23 Shrewsbury 43 -16 41
24 Stevenage 42 -22 39

Updated Fri, 18 Apr 2014

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