SOUTHEND United manager Sol Campbell feels he still has options to pick from at left-back.

The Shrimpers will be missing full-back Nathan Ralph for the next few months after he dislocated his shoulder during Tuesday’s 1-1 draw at Burton Albion.

But, despite appearing to be short of replacements, Campbell is certain he has players who can successfully fill in.

“We have options and I think (Richard) Taylor could easily fit in on the left hand side,” said Campbell.

“There are other options and I think Elvis (Bwomono) will be able to stay where he is, we don’t need to move him.

“It’s not a problem.

“We have a squad and we have to utilise that.”

But Campbell also hopes to have options elsewhere and is hopeful Ethan Hamilton, Brandon Goodship and Stephen McLaughlin will all be fit to feature against the Pirates.

Hamilton missed the trip to Burton with a groin problem while Goodship and McLaughlin both came off against the Brewers after picking up knocks.

However, Campbell hopes they will all be available this weekend.

“Ethan has gone back to his parent club Manchester United and I think he’s got the all clear but we will see how he is,” said Campbell.

“Brandon will hopefully be alright too. He was stretching his groin during the game and maybe he was a bit tired but he did the right thing coming off.

“He’s protected it and hopefully he will be alright for the weekend now along with Stephen McLaughlin.

“He got a knock and at half-time he was groggy and a little bit sick. He didn’t seem right at the start of the second half so we took him off.

“It was the sensible thing to do but he can rest and go again at the weekend.”

And Campbell, whose side are 10 points from safety, is demanding a hardworking display against the Pirates who sit just one place below the play-offs.

“We’ve got to work hard again and keep on probing,” said Campbell.

“We also have to see the space and see our runners. We got into some good situations at Burton but we didn’t capatilise on them. We need to work harder and we have to be better with our last pass too.”

Blues have Mark Milligan available again after he served a one-match ban.