BLUES boss Phil Brown has made two changes to his starting line-up for tonight’s clash with Newport County at Roots Hall with John White and Lee Barnard both coming back in to the team.

Right-back White, who had missed the last four games with a dislocated shoulder, has replaced Luke Prosser in the back four in a move which sees Adam Thompson switch to the centre of the defence.

The other change sees Barnard come in for Anthony Straker as the Shrimpers revert back to a 4-4-2 formation.

Southend United: Bentley, White, Phillips, Thompson, Coker, Hurst, Timlin, Leonard, Atkinson, Barnard, Corr

Subs: Laird, Eastwood, Straker, Clifford, Payne, Gomis & T Smith