SOUTHEND United manager Mark Molesley has made one change to his starting line-up for this afternoon’s clash at Carlisle United with Alan McCormack going straight into the side.

The midfielder returned to the Shrimpers earlier this week and has replaced Lewis Gard in the centre of the park.

However, the rest of the side remains unchanged with John White and Timothee Dieng not yet ready to return while new signing Simeon Akinola is also not included.

Fit-again left-back Tom Clifford has been selected among the substitutes.

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

Subs: Seaden, Clifford, Gard, Phillips, Kinali & Rush