Football - Hurst banned for Shrimpers

Kevan Hurst will miss Southend's trip to Portsmouth due to suspension.

PA Sport Report

The winger, having put the Essex club ahead in Saturday's home clash against York, saw red for a second bookable offence just before the hour mark and now serves a one-match ban at Fratton Park.

Manager Phil Brown is also monitoring a couple of unnamed players who are doubts having picked up niggles from the dramatic 2-1 victory over the Minstermen at the weekend. Long-term absentee Julian Bennett (knee) remains on the sidelines.

But midfielder Conor Clifford does return to the fold having completed his three-match suspension.

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