SOUTHEND United manager Phil Brown has made two changes to his starting line-up for this afternoon’s clash with Newport County.

James Olayinka and Matt Rush have both been recalled to the starting line-up with Ricky Holmes missing out with a broken ankle and Reeco Hackett-Fairchild dropping down onto the bench.

The fit-again Alan McCormack has also been selected among the substitutes alongside youngster Oli Coker.

Southend United: Oxley, Bwomono, Hobson, Cordner, Olayinka, Egbri, Rush, Halford, K Taylor, Hart, White

Subs: Seaden, McCormack, Goodship, Hackett-Fairchild, Kyprianou, Walsh & O Coker