SOUTHEND United manager Mark Molesley has made three changes to his starting line-up for this afternoon’s clash with Morecambe at Roots Hall.

Jason Demetriou makes his first start of the season in the centre of the park and also wears the captain’s armband.

New signing Kyle Taylor and striker Emile Acquah are also included in the starting line-up with Charlie Kelman dropping down onto the bench.

Alan McCormack misses out with a calf problem while Isaac Hutchinson is also absent as he nears a move to a Championship club.

Southend United: Oxley, Bwomono, Hobson, R Taylor, Ralph, Egbri, Demetriou, K Taylor, Green, Goodship, Acquah.

Subs: Seaden, Clifford, Gard, Rush, Kelman & Lennon