NEW signing Reeco Hackett-Fairchild has gone straight into Southend United’s starting line-up for this afternoon’s crunch clash with Barrow at Roots Hall.

Hackett-Fairchild, who joined Blues on loan from Portsmouth earlier this week, will line up in the front three while Greg Halford has also been handed his first Southend start.

Skipper John White will make his 250th appearance for the club but fit-again midfielder Alan McCormack is on the bench.

Southend United: Oxley, Bwomono, White, Hobson, Hart, Demetriou, Halford, Dieng, Olayinka, Hackett-Fairchild, Akinola

Subs: Seaden, McCormack, Howard, Acquah, Nathaniel-George, R Taylor & Walsh