SOUTHEND United striker Matt Rush has been handed just the second League start of his career for tonight’s League Two clash with Forest Green Rovers at Roots Hall.

Rush replaces Ashley Nathaniel-George who misses out due to coronavirus restrictions.

The other change sees Elvis Bwomono take the place of the injured Harry Lennon after returning from international duty with Uganda.

The fit-again Alan McCormack is back on the bench. 

Southend United: Oxley, Bwomono, Hobson, White, Clifford, Olayinka, Dieng, Demetriou, Egbri, Goodship, Rush

Subs:Seaden, McCormack, Phillips, Kyprianou, K Coker, Chandler & Adedoja