Following injury and suspension, the midfielder came off the bench against Gillingham on Saturday and scored a late equaliser.
Cody McDonald continues to play despite a fractured metatarsal, with Neal Ardley’s options limited by injuries to Kwesi Appiah (hamstring), George Long (groin) and Barry Fuller (ankle).
It had been hoped Appiah could return soon but he may have to go under the knife to find a long-term solution to the problem.
Southend look set to be without captain Anton Ferdinand after the defender limped off in the first half of Saturday’s home defeat to Shrewsbury due to a knee problem.
Midfielder Josh Wright also later went off with a hamstring complaint, so will be assessed.
Winger Michael Kightly (hamstring) and midfielder Michael Timlin (ankle) are stepping up their rehabilitation.
Goalkeeper Ted Smith is also close to being fit against following a shoulder problem, while centre-back Rob Kiernan is recovering after undergoing an operation on his knee.
Freiburg defender Caglar Soyuncu says he has turned down offers from Turkish clubs in the hope a move to Arsenal will be finalised.
Watford will reportedly listen to offers for skipper Troy Deeney but will be looking to pick up around £10million for his signature.
Huddersfield are reportedly set to join Tottenham in the race to sign Eintracht Frankfurt's Croatia international star Ante Rebic.
New first-team coach Kieran McKenna will look to take some of Manchester United's brightest talents on the tour to America in July.