Macc face final bow
Glyn Chamberlain takes charge of his first game as caretaker manager of Macclesfield as the Cheshire club bow out of npower League Two at Southend.
The Silkmen's 15-year stay in the Football League came to end after a 2-0 loss at home to Burton, with manager Brian Horton departing shortly afterwards. Chamberlain will hand late fitness checks to striker George Donnelly (hamstring), midfielder Tony Diagne (groin) and full-back Carl Tremarco before travelling to Roots Hall. On-loan Oldham striker Matt Smith is pushing for a start after appearing from the bench in the last two outings. Goalkeeper Steve Collis (shoulder), defender Paul Morgan, midfielder Dwayne Mattis (both ankle) and defender Elliott Hewitt (hip) are long-term absentees. Macclesfield's ability to sign out of League Two with a first victory in 23 attempts will be sorely tested as the Shrimpers push for the three points that could see them secure the final automatic promotion spot.