Last Updated: Fri, 23 Nov 2012 12:31
Paul Sturrock could well name an unchanged starting XI for the fifth successive match as Southend aim to overcome Rochdale and record a third victory in a row.
The Shrimpers have racked up away wins at Bristol Rovers, Torquay and AFC Wimbledon as well as a home draw against Port Vale since Sturrock last made changes to his line-up.
Tuesday's 4-0 success at AFC Wimbledon will give him no reason to change things around as the Shrimpers aim to replicate their away form at Roots Hall, where they have won just three of nine league fixtures this season.
Sturrock is not expected to have any fresh injury or suspension concerns to contend with, and is boosted by the arrival of midfielder Scott Donnelly who could make his debut.
Eighth-placed Southend go into the encounter two places and one point behind visiting Rochdale.
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