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Don Cowan given clearance and starts for Southend United against Yeovil Town
DON Cowan has been given international clearance to join Southend United and has gone straight in to the starting line-up to take on Yeovil Town in the Capital One Cup at Roots Hall tonight.
The New York born striker will partner Craig Reid in attack as both Freddy Eastwood and Barry Corr drop down on to the bench.
Another summer signing, Julian Bennett, will also make his first start in place of Ben Coker at left back for the Shrimpers while Conor Clifford has come in for Ryan Leonard in midfield.
Marc Laird also misses out with a slight knock and has been replaced by Jack Payne who will be missing his first team debut after coming through the club's youth system.
Blues: Bentley, White, Phillips, Prosser, Bennett, Atkinson, Payne, Clifford, Straker, Cowan, Reid
Subs: Smith, Coker, Eastwood, Timlin, Corr, Leonard & Edwards.