Southend v Luton preview

Date published: Friday 24th April 2015 3:18

David Worrall could come into consideration for his first start since March when Southend welcome Luton to Roots Hall.

The midfielder scored the all-important winner against Bury in midweek and dedicated the goal to his son, who recently passed away just 45 minutes after being born prematurely.

Full-back John White failed to make the Tuesday night contest but his return from a hip issue is imminent.

The Shrimpers remain without Adam Thompson after his season was prematurely ended by a dislocated shoulder.

Luton hope to have influential midfielder Nathan Doyle back for the crunch clash.

Doyle limped off with a calf muscle strain during the goalless draw at Dagenham on April 14 but he has been training and Hatters boss John Still is optimistic he will be able to pick the 28-year-old.

Fellow midfielder Alex Lawless has recovered from a bout of shingles and has also resumed training, but he is not expected to return for the weekend.

Goalkeeper Mark Tyler (knee) is close to making his comeback while striker Paul Benson is suspended and will not play again this season unless Luton reach the play-offs – the Hatters head to Roots Hall outside the top-seven on goal difference.

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