SOUTHEND United midfielder Abu Ogogo is back in training after recovering from a hamstring injury.

Ogogo has missed the Shrimpers last four matches.

But Blues’ assistant manager Craig Fagan is hopeful the 31-year-old will be fit enough to feature against Torquay United on Saturday.

“Abs is training today,” said Fagan, speaking this morning.

“In terms of our identity and what we’re all about I think Abs shows that by the way he wins second balls and his determination.

“He’s got fight and drive. Could we have done with Abs on Tuesday?

“Probably but it was an opportunity for others to step up.

“They didn’t do so so maybe Abs might have his chance on Saturday to put his name in the mix.”

And goalkeeper Steve Arnold will also be fit enough to play after coming through unscathed on his return from a dislocated shoulder against Aldershot Town.

"It was too swollen for him to play on Saturday against Halifax,” said Fagan.

“But he’s fine now, he’s training today and it’s manageable.”

Left-back Tom Clifford will again be missing with an ankle problem but on loan winger Matt Dennis could be pushing for a return after missing the last two games with a hamstring issue.

“Matt Dennis will train today,” said Fagan.

“But we don’t want to push someone too early.

“We have to make the right decisions with him because no doubt about it, he can make an impact.”