SOUTHEND United manager Mark Molesley opted to name just six substitutes for Saturday's 2-0 defeat at Carlisle United.

Defenders Miles Mitchell-Nelson and Harry Kyprianou were both left out of the squad after being on the bench against Harrogate Town last time out.

And when asked about their omissions, Molesley said:”Miles played for the under 21s in the week so he went outside our bubble for that and Kyps wasn’t involved today.”

Blues are currently at their maximum squad size due to the terms of their transfer embargo and players must depart before anyone can be registered.