WRITTEN BY SEAN COOK
Local side Southend United have successfully appealed a three-match suspension of their striker Barry Corr.
During the season opener away at Hartlepool, Corr was wrongly dismissed after getting involved with the Pools’ defender Jack Baldwin (aged 20). The Irish forward did leave the pitch after seeing red however Southend manager Phil Brown told media after the game that they would appeal the sending off.
The 28 year old forward is now eligible to face Northampton Town at Southend’s Roots Hall stadium this Saturday in their second Sky Bet League Two game of the season. Had the Shrimpers not won their appeal of the red, Corr would have faced three games away which would have cause issues for the local side with Barry a crucial player for them scoring 25 league goals in 75 appearances for United since signing in 2010.
Corr recently (26th June 2013) signed a new two-year deal with United extending his stay with them until the summer of 2015. Corr missed the entire 2011/12 season with continuous back, knee and groin problems and would not want to miss any further time away from the seaside club.