Southend boss Phil Brown is optimistic Will Atkinson will be fit for Saturday's League One match with Coventry.
The midfielder limped out of the Checkatrade Trophy defeat by Oxford in midweek but has recovered.
Brown has no other fresh injury concerns, with Ben Coker, David Mooney (both ankle) and Ryan Inniss (shoulder) still on the sidelines.
Tenth-placed Southend are looking to continue an eight-match unbeaten run in the league.
Andy Rose made a welcome return to the Coventry starting line-up after...