Southend United keeper Glenn Morris sidelined

Glenn Morris
Morris has kept six clean sheets in all competitions this season

Southend United boss Paul Sturrock has said he will turn to the loan market to replace keeper Glenn Morris, who is out for four weeks.

Morris, 27, an ever present this season, suffered a thigh strain in Saturday's 4-1 win over Torquay.

That leaves his replacement, 18-year-old debutant Daniel Bentley, as the Blues' only senior keeper.

"I'm going to have a re-think about that one. I can't go into games with one goalie," Sturrock told BBC Essex.

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The Scot will ask the Roots Hall board to release some funds for an emergency loan signing: "I'll talk to the powers that be and see what they say."

Meanwhile, defender Luke Prosser will miss Tuesday's trip to Barnet with a concussion, following a clash of heads with Gulls striker Rene Howe.

Sturrock must also contend with a bout of sickness in his squad, which has affected "six or seven" players.

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