SOUTHEND United manager Phil Brown has made nine changes to his starting line-up for tonight’s Checkatrade Trophy clash with Reading under 21s.

Elvis Bwomono lines up at right-back with John White at centre-back and Stephen Hendrie left-back.

In midfield, Jermaine McGlashan lines up on the right flank while Michael Klass has been handed his first start in central midfield alongside Dru Yearwood.

Jack Bridge also makes his first start of the season on the left flank while Theo Robinson partners Marc-Antoine Fortune in attack.

Southend United: Oxley, Bwomono, White, Kyprianou, Hendrie, McGlashan, Klass, Yearwood, Bridge, Robinson, Fortune

Subs: Bishop, Timlin, Cox, McLaughlin, Ba, Cotton & Matsuzaka