SOUTHEND United’s under 23 side continue their Premier League Cup campaign at Stoke City tonight.

The Shrimpers sit third in the four team group after drawing with Colchester United last time out.

And coach Danny Heath is looking for a strong performance at the Lyme Valley Stadium, the home of Newcastle Town.

“The short term aim is we are looking to build on the vert good performance and result from the Watford game last week,” said Heath.

“To also want to start turning performances into wins and three points as we are not in the group to make up the numbers.

“The players have the ability and must have the self belief and confidence to get into the top two and qualify for the knockout stages.”

The match kicks off at 7pm.

Southend United (from) Grossart, Chandler, Arrowsmith, Burkey, Mitchell-Nelson, Reeve, Crowhurst, Garzon, Kinali, Brown, Unwin, Lambourne, Purcell, Quamina, Adedoja & Shola