Southend United striker Barry Corr passed fit to face Mansfield Town

Barry Corr - fit for Southend United's clash at Mansfield Town this weekend

Barry Corr - fit for Southend United's clash at Mansfield Town this weekend

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SOUTHEND United striker Barry Corr has been passed fit for Saturday’s game at Mansfield Town.

The Irishman was taken off at half-time against Newport County last Friday suffering with double vision.

But Corr is now back in training and will be available for selection this weekend, much to the delight of manager Phil Brown.

“Barry’s back in training and that’s obviously given us a big boost,” said Brown.

“There’s a difference between double vision and concussion which people from the medical world will understand more than me but it’s great to have Barry available because he’s an important player for us.”

Corr remains the only Shrimpers player to have featured in every game so far this season and he could well be featuring in a different kind of attack during the remainder of the campaign.

Corr has been lining up as a lone striker for most of this term before Brown opted to revert to a 4-4-2 formation against Newport County last Friday.

And the Blues boss has hinted he may now look to change systems on a more regular basis.

“The 4-3-3 formation has suited us well but I think both Lee Barnard and Freddy Eastwood are more comfortable in a 4-4-2 so we have a few options,” said Brown.

“We want to have round pegs in round holes and I think we’ve had that for most of the season.

“We’ve occasionally had Adam Thompson at right back with and John White at centre-back but I do think it’s important to have people in their natural positions.”

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