SOUTHEND United boss Kevin Maher says the Shrimpers will find a way to go at Boreham Wood today - despite their hectic schedule.

This afternoon's clash at Roots Hall will be Blues' fourth game in 10 days.

But Maher insists his side will continue to battle.

"It's going to be very tough but knowing these players and what they've been through all season they will find a way," said Maher.

"It's four games in nine or 10 days so they're coming thick and the fast.

"The fact the league put the Solihull one in on Tuesday means we're in that position but we've got to get on with it, find a way to get bodies out there and have a real good go again."

Blues drew 1-1 at Ebbsfleet United on Friday and head into today's game unbeaten in their last 12 outings.

But Maher expects another close contest with Boreham Wood who sit 21t in the table, three points from safety.

"Every time we've played Boreham Wood it's been a tight game and they're fighting for their lives," said Maher.

"We've got to be ready and whoever is picked we'll have to give their all like they do every week.

"But I'm proud of these players and how they keep going."

Maher will assess the fitness of Harry Cardwell and Jack Bridge - who both had to be substituted against Ebbsfleet - before finalising his starting line-up while skipper Nathan Ralph also has a hamstring issue which needs assessing.

Deon Woodman, James Morton and Danny Waldron are among those pushing to be included but Maher is unsure if midfielder Noor Husin will be available after he missed the last two matches with a shin problem.

"It's a difficult one for him because once he starts games it's really tough for," said Maher.

"We've given him a bit of rest and then we'll see how he is.

"It's going to be dealt with someone along the line but we'll see who is fit and go from there."

Today's match kicks off at 3pm.