AFC Wimbledon are set to name the same starting XI from Saturday’s 1-0 win when they stride out at Southend tonight.

It means Adam Barrett faces the side that made him a hero on the Essex coast for six years and included a League One champions medal in 2006.

The 34-year-old got his first Dons start as they inched past Luton, with Matt Tubbs hitting his third goal in three games for AFC.

As Dons go in hope of a hat-trick of wins at Roots Hall, there is also good news feom the treatment table.

Boss Neal Ardley told that left-back Jack Smith’s knee injury sustained in the Capital Cup defeat to MK Dons last week is not as bad as first feared.

“The games this week may be a little too early for Jack, but if we can get some training into him next week then he could be in line for selection after that,” he said.

Ardley is also hopeful crocked Andy Frampton will be able to have a protective boot removed next week so that he can step-up his recovery work with physio Stuart Douglas after the centre back broke an ankle during pre-season in Spain.