BLUES boss Paul Sturrock named Sean Clohessy as captain for Saturday's game against Rotherham United in a bid to change his side's fortunes.

Southend had failed to win any of the four games in which Luke Prosser had worn the armband in the absence of the injured Chris Barker.

And that led to Clohessy getting the nod at the weekend.

“It was a light hearted moment because we hadn't won with Luke as captain and we wanted a change of luck,” said Sturrock.

“But at the same time Sean deserved the opportunity. He's played more than 150 matches for this football club now. He's a consistent and experienced professional and he was happy to take on the responsibility.”