SOUTHEND United manager Kevin Bond has made three changes to the Shrimpers’ starting line-up for his first game in charge.

Harry Lennon has been recalled at the heart of the back four while Luke Hyam has been selected in the centre of the park where he is expected to joined by Rob Kiernan.

Sam Mantom has also been brought back into the team with Timothee Dieng, Dru Yearwood and Emile Acquah all being left from the side that started against Fleetwood.

Southend United: Bishop, Demetriou, White, Lennon, Hart, Mantom, Hyam, Kiernan, Kightly, Bunn, Cox

Subs: Oxley, Bwomono, Dieng, Yearwood, Moore, Kelman & Humphrys