Southend v Northampton preview

Team news for Saturday afternoon's League Two clash between Southend and Northampton Town at Rootshall.

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Barry Corr: Won his appeal

Barry Corr: Won his appeal

Barry Corr is available for Southend's home clash against Northampton having won his appeal against last weekend's red card.

The striker was sent off in the Shrimpers' 1-0 win at Hartlepool when he tangled with defender Jack Baldwin but the dismissal has been rescinded and Corr will now not serve a three-match suspension.

Mark Phillips is struggling with a niggle and will be assessed, with recent loan signing Adam Thompson ready to step in if required.

Fellow defender Julian Bennett has been ruled out for around six months having ruptured his anterior cruciate ligament.

Clive Platt and Chris Hackett are both back in contention for Northampton's trip to Southend.

Striker Platt and winger Hackett have not featured for the Cobblers this season due to respective calf and Achilles injuries, but they are set to bein boss Aidy Boothroyd's matchday 18 at Roots Hall.

Defender Matt Heath will have a late fitness test having sustained a calf strain prior to last weekend's 3-1 win over Newport.

However, Lewis Hornby (back) remains sidelined for a further month, while long-term absentees Kelvin Langmead (knee) and Alex Nicholls (broken leg) continue to miss out.

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League Two Fixtures

Monday, 21 April 2014
13:00
Bristol R v Rochdale
15:00
Dag + Red v Chesterfld
Exeter v Torquay
Fleetwood v Wycombe
Hartlepool v Morecambe
Mansfield v Cheltenham
Newport v Burton Alb
Northamptn v Portsmouth
Plymouth v AFC W'don
Scunthorpe v Oxford Utd

Sky Bet League 2

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Scunthorpe 43 25 77
2 Chesterfld 43 27 75
3 Rochdale 43 19 75
4 Fleetwood 43 14 72
5 Burton Alb 43 8 71
6 Southend 43 15 65
7 York City 43 9 64
8 Oxford Utd 43 7 62
9 Plymouth 43 -6 58
10 Bury 43 9 57
11 Dag + Red 43 -3 57
12 Mansfield 43 -6 57
13 Newport 43 -3 54
14 Portsmouth 43 -11 54
15 AFC W'don 43 -5 53
16 Cheltenham 43 -9 52
17 Accrington 43 -3 51
18 Morecambe 43 -14 50
19 Hartlepool 43 -5 49
20 Exeter 43 -6 49
21 Wycombe 43 -9 47
22 Bristol R 43 -10 47
23 Northamptn 43 -19 47
24 Torquay 43 -24 39

Updated Sat, 19 Apr 2014

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