SOUTHEND United manager Phil Brown has made one change to his starting line-up for tonight’s clash against Hartlepool United with Anthony Straker returning to the team.

Straker has replaced Lee Barnard and will feature on the left flank as Blues line up in a 4-3-3 formation.

Adam Thompson and Mark Phillips again line up at the heart of the defence while Freddy Eastwood, who could make his 200th appearance for the club this evening, has been selected among the substitutes.

Southend United (4-3-3): Bentley, White, Thompson, Phillips, Coker, Leonard, Atkinson, Timlin, Hurst, Corr, Straker

Subs: P Smith, Laird, Eastwood, Payne, Williams, Gomis & Barnard