HARRY Lennon is still playing through the pain for Southend United.

The centre-back has started nine of the last 10 games for the Shrimpers despite a calf problem which required surgery.

And Blues boss Mark Molesley has been be impressed by the defender's determination. 

"Harry had a great game on Saturday and showed he is going through the pain barrier for the club," said Molesley.

"You can see that he’s getting stronger in every game but we’ve got to be careful we aren’t doing anymore damage to him.

"I believe he will still need the operation at some point."