Southend United 0 - 1 Accrington Stanley

Match info: League Two at Roots Hall

Date: 18/08/2012 KO: 15:00 Ref: T Robinson Att: 4,673

Home team/scorers Scores Away team/scorers

Southend

0
vs
1

Accrington

Karl Sheppard 61

FT (ht: 0-0)

  • Last Updated: August 17 2012, 12:54 BST

Team news for Saturday's npower League Two clash between Southend and Accrington.

Ryan Cresswell: Faces a fitness Test
Ryan Cresswell: Faces a fitness Test

Ryan Cresswell and Gavin Tomlin face late fitness tests ahead of Southend's home clash with Accrington.

Both defender Cresswell and forward Tomlin are struggling with groin complaints and face a race against time to be fit for the league opener.

Striker Neil Harris is also a doubt after limping off with a calf injury in Tuesday's disappointing 4-0 Capital One Cup defeat to Peterborough.

Manager Paul Sturrock was naturally disappointed with the midweek reverse but is giving each of his squad a fresh chance to impress this weekend.

"It is a clean slate on Saturday against Accrington Stanley," he told the club's official website. "We need a bit of confidence and it is amazing what a win can do to boost that."

Barry Corr (groin) and midfielder Michael Timlin (shoulder) continue to sit out.