SOUTHEND United are missing both Timothee Dieng and John White for this afternoon’s League Two opener with Harrogate Town at Roots Hall.

White misses out with a hamstring injury while Dieng has been sidelined by a hamstring problem.

Richard Taylor starts at the heart back while Lewis Gard has been selected in the centre of the park.

Southend United: Oxley, Bwomono, Hobson, Taylor, Ralph, Egbri, Gard, Hutchinson, Green, Goodship, Kelman

Subs: Seaden, Phillips, Kinali, Rush, Kyprianou & Mitchell-Nelson