SOUTHEND United’s new striker Elliot Lee will miss this afternoon’s game at Mansfield Town after picking up a hamstring injury in training.

Lee joined Blues on a three month loan deal from West Ham United on Friday morning.

But Echosport understands he then picked up the injury in training just a few hours later.

Lee has returned to the Hammers for treatment and his absence leaves the Shrimpers wshort of strikers after Lee Barnard was sent on loan to Stevenage.