SOUTHEND Manor face a tough test as they attempt to secure a top four spot in the Essex Senior League.

Manor visit champions elect Barking, hoping to end a poor recent run that has seen them lose the last three league matches.

And manager Stuart Marshall is under no illusions how tough the test will be.

“It is a massive game and we will need to be at our very best,” he said. “We have a lot of players missing and we may blood some under-21s with next season in mind.”

Basildon United have also struggled for consistency in recent weeks, as they host Waltham Forest in a mid-table battle.

Bees can still achieve a top eight finish, with boss Aaron Bloxham aiming for a top 10 placing.

“We have our eyes firmly set on the top 10,” he said. “I have mixed feelings about that as we let ourselves go after Christmas and dropped out of the top six.

“But we are still in the League Cup and winning that and finishing in the top 10 would put a big smile on my face.”

Nathan Dewberry is rated 50/50, 18-year-old Dave Leader will play in goal, Alfie Lindfield is suspended.

Hullbridge Sports only have two matches of the season to play, although have to wait until April 29 to complete their league campaign.

London Bari are the opposition at Lower Road and Sports will be confident of making it back-to-back wins at the end of term, which should be enough to secure a top half spot.

Kieran Offord is out with ankle ligament damage.