Sturrock to leave it late
Southend boss Paul Sturrock will assess his ranks as late as possible ahead of Good Friday's trip to Bradford.
The npower League Two promotion chasers have been hit with a sickness bug this week while a couple of players are also nursing minor knocks from last Friday's 4-0 win over Cheltenham, although Sturrock remains coy as to the identity of those affected.
Should everyone be passed fit then the Shrimpers boss will be hard pushed to make any changes to the starting line-up who brushed aside fellow promotion rivals Cheltenham so convincingly.
Centre-back Mark Phillips has returned to full training following a bout of concussion and will be monitored but fringe forward Blair Sturrock is unavailable having hobbled out of a reserve clash earlier this week.
On-loan striker Jack Sampson sees his loan come to an end after the Easter encounters, while Christian Dailly (broken toe), Liam Dickinson (ankle) and JP Kalala (knee) have been ruled out for the rest of the season.