PHIL Brown has made five changes to his starting line-up for tonight’s Johnstone’s Paint Trophy clash at AFC Wimbledon.
Mads Ibenfeldt has been recalled at the heart of the back four in place of the suspended Cian Bolger after Adam Thompson failed a late fitness test on a shin injury.
Gary Deegan has been handed his Shrimpers debut in midfield, replacing Conor Clifford, while David Worrall comes in for Kevan Hurst.
Jack Payne will also line in midfield in place of Ryan Leonard while further forward Shaq Coulthirst has been preferred to Barry Corr.
Young goalkeeper Ted Smith was included among the substitutes with his namesake Paul dropping out of the squad.
Southend United: Bentley, White, Ibenfeldt, Prosser, Coker, Deegan, Atkinson, Payne, Worrall, Coulthirst, Weston Substitutes: T Smith, Corr, Hurst, Leonard & Barnard