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TEAM NEWS | THE HATTERS TO TAKE ON SOUTHEND!

5 December 2018

Hatters boss Nathan Jones has named a strong starting XI to take on fellow Sky Bet League One club Southend United in the second round of the Checkatrade Trophy at Kenilworth Road tonight - with Luke Berry back in the matchday squad!

Marek Stech is in goal with fellow members of last season's PFA and EFL League Two teams of the season Alan Sheehan, Dan Potts, Danny Hylton and Jorge Grant included in the team from the first whistle.

One of the other two selected in those prestigious sides, Berry, returns to the bench for the first time since August when he came on for the last few moments of the Carabao Cup tie at West Brom, after initially battling back from the dislocated ankle and broken leg he suffered at Colchester last Easter.

Since then the midfielder has had an operation on an old knee injury, but takes his place among Jones' game changers tonight - when the tie will be decided on penalties if it is level after 90 minutes.

 

TOWN: Stech, Potts, Hylton, Grant, Senior, LuaLua, Jarvis, Jones, Read, Musonda, Sheehan (c). Subs: Justin, Stacey, Berry, Lee, Shinnie, Mpanzu, Isted.

SOUTHEND: Oxley, Bwomono, Hyam, Turner, Yearwood, Mantom (c), Moore, McCoulsky, Robinson, Hendrie, White. Subs: Kightly, McLaughlin, Bishop (GK), Klass, Kelman, Howard, Hutchinson.

REFEREE: Darren Drysdale


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