JOHN White and Will Atkinson have both returned to training ahead of Friday night’s clash with King’s Lynn at Roots Hall.

Atkinson missed Saturday’s 2-0 defeat at Dagenham & Redbridge in the FA Trophy with a hamstring problem while White has not featured since clattering into the advertising hoardings at Bromley on Boxing Day.

But Blues boss Kevin Maher confirmed the duo are now both back training.

“John White and Will Atkinson have come back and are in training,” said Maher.

“John has been out a little bit longer than Will but both joined in training today.”

Midfielder Abu Ogogo (heart issue), striker Simeon Akinola (knee) and top scorer Rhys Murphy (knee) are all still sidelined.

And winger Jack Bridge is not yet ready to return despite being back in training.

“Jack’s back in training and he’s had a couple of days with us now,” said Maher.

“He’s been out for a number of weeks so Friday will probably come too soon for him but it’s good to have him and we will look to integrate him further next week.”

Right-back Jason Demetriou also misses out with a one match suspension after being shown five yellow cards and midfielder James Dunne is not yet ready to return from an ankle injury.

“Dunney is doing better than we first thought,” said Maher.

“When he first did it at Bromley it didn’t look great but he’s desperate to get back out training again.

“He’s one of those that doesn’t like being injured.

“He’s been involved in everything and is brilliant around the place. “Fingers crossed he’s slightly ahead of schedule too.”

New signing Harry Cardwell is set to make his Shrimpers debut along with right-back Leon Davies who was cup-tied for the FA Trophy clash at Dagenham.

Harrison Neal is also back in contention after being cup tied last time out.