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Trouble at Roots Hall
6:00am Friday 5th October 2012 in Sport
SOUTHEND UNITED: SOUTHEND United manager Paul Sturrock could have just 15 players available for Saturday’s clash with Barnet.
After John Spicer was sent off during the midweek 1-0 defeat to Burton Albion the Scotsman is severely short of options.
And he has just one senior midfielder, Michael Timlin, able to play against the Bees.
Sturrock’s depleted squad of 15 also includes his 37-year-old assistant manager Graham Coughlan, who last started a game in August 2011, and young Alex Woodyard, who has played just 45 minutes of league football.
However, a lack of players is not the only problem at Roots Hall as Sturrock is still unable to bring in new recruits due to a transfer embargo.