RICHARD Taylor will make his Southend United debut in tonight’s Trophy clash against AFC Wimbledon.

Taylor – who signed after leaving Burnley in the summer – will line up in a back five for the Shrimpers while further forward young striker Emile Acquah will start in attack.

Southend United: Bishop, Bwomono, Taylor, Dieng, Kiernan, Ralph, Milligan, Hamilton, McLaughlin, Cox, Acquah.

Subs: Oxley, Hopper, Goodship, Egbri, Rush, Kinali & Howard