Football - Phillips faces fitness test

Mark Phillips will be assessed ahead of Southend's trip to Wycombe.

PA Sport Report

The defender has missed the club's last two matches - victory over Northampton and defeat at Chesterfield - with a groin strain and is striving to prove his fitness ahead of the clash at Adams Park.

Midfielder Marc Laird and defender Julian Bennett are both sidelined with long-term knee injuries.

Conor Clifford stepped in for Laird in last week's late loss at Chesterfield but fit-again Kevan Hurst also made his return as a second-half substitute at the Proact Stadium and could come into contention for a starting berth.

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