SOUTHEND United manager Phil Brown has selected an unchanged starting line-up for this afternoon’s clash at Bristol Rovers.

As a result, Marc-Antoine Fortune again partners Simon Cox in attack while the fit-again Stephen McLaughlin and Nile Ranger have been named among the substitutes along with 17-year-old goalkeeper Nathan Bishop.

However, there is no place in the squad for Frank Nouble or Ryan Inniss.

Southend United: Smith, Demetriou, Thompson, Ferdinand, Coker, Atkinson, Leonard, Wordsworth, Timlin, Cox, Fortune

Subs: Bishop, White, McLaughlin, Amos, McGlashan, Robinson & Ranger