SOUTHEND United manager Phil Brown is running the rule over former Rangers defender Tom Lang.

The 19-year-old centre-back is currently on trial with the Shrimpers.

And Blues boss Brown expects Lang to line up for the under 21s against Portsmouth on Monday evening.

“Tom had been on trial with Barnsley and has also played for Rangers so we’re going to be having a look at him,” confirmed Brown.

“He will play some part in our under 21 game at Portsmouth on Monday and then we will go from there.

“We’re still looking at strengthening our defence and also the strike-force as well.”