SOUTHEND United manager Phil Brown has made two changes to his starting line-up for this afternoon’s clash at Northampton Town.

Stephen McLaughlin has returned in place of Ryan Leonard who is on the brink of joining Sheffield United while the final alteration comes at the heart of the back four where Michael Turner has replaced the injured John White.

Southend United: Oxley, Demetriou, Turner, Kyprianou, Coker, Kightly, Yearwood, Wordsworth, McLaughlin, Cox, Fortune

Subs: Timlin, Ba, Bishop, McGlashan, Wabo, Robinson & Bwomono