ACCRINGTON Stanley left-back Zaine Francis-Angol has been training with Southend United, Echosport understands.

The 26-year-old has made just six appearances for Stanley this season and is believed to have spent last week with the Shrimpers.

Francis-Angol has previously played for Motherwell, Kidderminster Harriers and Fylde.

Blues are currently short of options at left-back with Nathan Ralph out for the remainder of the season with a dislocated shoulder.

Harry Lennon, who had been filling in at left-back, will also miss the rest of the campaign with a broken leg while Harry Kyprianou has been out since