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Three changes for Southend United against Accrington Stanley
SOUTHEND United manager Paul Sturrock has made three changes to his starting line-up for this afternoon’s League Two opener against Acrrington Stanley.
Midfielder Michael Timlin has been handed a shock start in the centre of the park after recovering from a shoulder problem while Britt Assombalonga goes straight in to the attack after signing on loan from Watford.
He is partnered by Gavin Tomlin as both Elliot Benyon and Neil Harris drop to the bench, along with Anthony Straker as Luke Prosser remains at left-back.
But there is no place in the squad for Freddy Eastwood who has failed to recover from a calf problem.
Southend United: Belford, Clohessy, Phillips, Barker, Prosser, Leonard, Ferdinand, Timlin, Hall, Tomlin, Assombalonga
Substitutes: Straker, Cresswell, Harris, Hurst, Bentley, Spicer & Benyon