Goalkeeper Daniel Bentley must prove his fitness to start between Southend's posts against Carlisle.
Bentley, struggling with a groin strain, was unable to take goal-kicks when he returned in the loss to Stevenage and manager Phil Brown has stressed he must now prove he is fully fit.
Should Bentley not persuade Brown that he is able to do all of his goalkeeping duties, teenager Ted Smith will again deputise.
Mads Ibenfeldt (foot) is the only long-term absentee for the Shrimpers.
Carlisle will be without...