Southend have recalled Gary Hooper from his loan spell with Leyton Orient, according to BBC Essex.
The relegated Shrimpers have a potential scoring crisis for their Championship farewell at Southampton.
Southend have doubts over top scorer Freddy Eastwood, winger Mark Gower and Kevin Maher, who has weighed in with vital goals from midfield.
Southampton need to beat Southend to maintain their hopes of staying in the play-off places.
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