BLUES boss Phil Brown has made two changes to his starting line-up for tonight’s clash at Scunthorpe with Marc Laird and Connor Clifford coming in to the side.

Laird has replaced Michael Timlin in midfield while Clifford has come in for Anthony Straker in a move which will see Will Atkinson move on to the wing.

The rest of the side remains unchanged with John White, John Egan and Ben Coker all lining up in defence after passing late fitness tests.

New signing Jakub Sokolik has therefore been selected among the substitutes.

Southend United: Bentley, White, Phillips, Egan, Coker, Leonard, Laird, Clifford, Atkinson, Corr, Hurst

Substitutes: P Smith, Eastwood, Timlin, Straker, Payne, Sokolik & Barnard