TOM Clifford's return from injury was a rare positive for Southend United boss Mark Molesley at Carlisle United on Saturday.

Clifford played the final 19 minutes in the 2-0 defeat after recovering from a thigh injury.

And Molesley was pleased to have the defender back. 

"It’s another one to come back and its good to see him on the pitch as well," said Molesley.

"It makes us more competitive and hopefully we’ll have more positive news throughout the week.

"We’ll see how our injured players do this week and hopefully get some more training into them.