STEPHEN McLaughlin and Timothee Dieng are both back in training for Southend United.

Dieng has yet to feature this term after suffering two calf injuries during pre-season while McLaughlin has missed the last five matches with an ankle problem.

But Blues caretaker manager Gary Waddock confirmed the duo are both now back fit.

“Tim trained today and he’s trained the last few days too,” said Waddock.

“He’s back out on the training field which is pleasing for everyone.

“Macca has been training too and he’s looked good.

“We have to now make a decision on when is the right time to introduce him back into the matchday group.”