SOUTHEND United manager Phil Brown has made just one change to his starting line-up against Walsall, handing Luke Amos his professional debut.

The on loan Tottenham Hotspur midfielder has replaced Theo Robinson in the side as the Shrimpers switch to a 4-2-3-1 formation.

Fit-again trio Adam Thompson, Jason Demetriou and Simon Cox have been selected among the substitutes along with Michael Timlin who rested for Tuesday night’s 2-0 win at Coventry City.

However, there is no place on the bench for Luke O’Neill, David Mooney, Frank Nouble or any substitute goalkeeper.

Southend United: Smith, Demetriou, Inniss, Ferdinand, Coker, Leonard, Amos, Atkinson, Wordsworth, McLaughlin, Ranger

Substitutes: Thompson, Timlin, Cox, Fortune, McGlashan, Demetriou & Robinson