Southend United caretaker manager Gary Waddock has revealed that two of his players will be out with injuries over the course of the coming weeks as Southend continue to search for a new manager.
17-year-old striker Charlie Kelman is sitting on the sidelines with an ankle problem after limping off with an ankle injury sustained in Southend’s 1-0 defeat to Accrington Stanley last weekend, while 33-year-old centre-back John White is set to miss the next four to six weeks with a broken arm after breaking it late on in the recent 1-0 win over MK Dons and having surgery on it.
Southend youth product Kelman has already appeared 14 times in the league for the Shrimpers after making his debut in January, while White has appeared almost 200 times for the side since signing in 2013 from Colchester United and being a part of Southend’s League Two Playoff-winning side in 2015.
Former Premier League left-back Liam Ridgewell is still out with a calf injury.
Promising Southend prodigy Kelman will be a miss for the Shrimpers having become a regular this campaign, while White is also a miss for the League One side having appeared five times for them and bringing more experience to their defence across the campaign.
It’s been a tough start to the season for the Essex side and they’ll be hoping that they can see a change in fortunes before too long.