SOUTHEND United manager Mark Molesley has made three changes to his starting line-up for this afternoon’s game at Tranmere Rovers.

Tom Clifford has returned to the side at left-back in place of the injured Nathan Ralph while Ashley Nathaniel-George has been handed his first start out wide.

Emile Acquah has also been recalled in attack with Brandon Goodship and Kazaiah Sterling dropping down onto the bench.

Southend United: Oxley, Bwomono, Dieng, Lennon, Clifford, K Taylor, Demetriou, Olayinka, Egbri, Acquah, Nathaniel-George

Subs: Seaden, Hobson, Goodship, Phillips, Sterling, Rush & R Taylor