Wycombe v Southend preview

Team news ahead of Saturday afternoon's League Two clash between Wycombe and Southend at Adams Park.

Last Updated: 22/02/13 at 16:37

Matt McClure (right): Back in contention

Matt McClure (right): Back in contention

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Wycombe will be boosted by the return of top scorer Matt McClure ahead of the visit of Southend.

The 21-year-old striker returned to full training on Thursday having recovered from a toe injury.

That problem forced the nine-goal forward to come off in the defeat to Bristol Rovers on Saturday but he is set to be available to face Paul Sturrock's men.

QPR loanee Bruno Andrade will again be assessed ahead of kick-off to determine whether he can rejoin the squad having sat out their last match with an ankle knock picked up against Bradford.

Wycombe go into this match in 14th position in League Two, 10 points below the play-off places and 10 clear of the relegation zone.

Southend ran out 1-0 winners when the teams met at Roots Hall back in September.

Southend welcome back Ryan Cresswell and Michael Spillane as they come down to earth with a trip to the Chairboys following their midweek Johnstone's Paint Trophy heroics.

Centre-back Cresswell (suspended) and midfielder Spillane (cup-tied) were two of seven players who missed Tuesday's dramatic 2-2 draw against Leyton Orient, which was enough to clinch a 3-2 aggregate success and a place in the Wembley final against Crewe.

Defenders Chris Barker and Mark Phillips passed late fitness tests to feature against the O's after respective calf and toe problems, providing boss Paul Sturrock with a huge boost.

Yet the Scot still remains without at least five players for the trip to Adams Park.

Marc Laird, Caolan Lavery (both hamstring), Gavin Tomlin (thigh), Michael Timlin (broken leg) and Bilel Mohsni (suspension) continue to sit out.

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League Two Fixtures

Saturday, 25 October 2014
15:00
AFC W'don v Tranmere
Cambridge Utd v Hartlepool
Carlisle v Oxford Utd
Luton v Northamptn
Newport v Accrington
Plymouth v Cheltenhm
Shrewsbury v Portsmth
Southend v Bury
Stevenage v Burton Alb  
Wycombe v Dag + Red

Sky Bet League 2

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Wycombe 14 10 28
2 Burton Alb 14 2 28
3 Luton 14 7 27
4 Bury 14 7 26
5 Shrewsbury 14 11 24
6 Plymouth 14 6 23
7 Morecambe 14 4 23
8 Newport 14 4 22
9 Cheltenhm 14 1 22
10 Southend 14 1 21
11 Portsmth 14 0 20
12 AFC W'don 14 -1 19
13 Exeter 14 -2 19
14 Accrington 14 -4 19
15 Cambridge Utd 14 7 18
16 Northamptn 14 1 18
17 Mansfield 14 -4 18
18 Stevenage 14 -4 17
19 Oxford Utd 14 -3 16
20 Dag + Red 14 -7 14
21 Carlisle 14 -8 12
22 York City 14 -7 11
23 Hartlepool 14 -14 11
24 Tranmere 14 -7 10

Updated Fri, 24 Oct 2014

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