SOUTHEND United manager Phil Brown has made five changes to his starting line-up for tonight's clash at Shrewsbury Town.

Harry Kyprianou returns at centre-back in place of John White who misses out with a groin problem while Jason Demetriou has been preferred to Stephen Hendrie at left-back.

Dru Yearwood has also been recalled in midfield in place of the injured Michael Kightly while Stephen McLaughlin and Marc-Antoine Fortune start instead of Simon Cox and the unavailable Nile Ranger.

Brown insisted Blues would line up in a 4-3-3 formation.

Southend United: Oxley, Bwomono, Ferdinand, Kyprianou, Demetriou, Leonard, Yearwood, Timlin, McGlashan, Fortune, McLaughlin

Substitutes: Hendrie, Cox, Ba, Bridge, Klass, Smith & Robinson