SOUTHEND United manager Kevin Bond has made three changes to his starting line-up for tonight’s Carabao Cup clash at Stevenage.

Nathan Bishop has been preferred to Mark Oxley in goal while Stephen McLaughlin and Charlie Kelman have also been brought into the starting line-up.

Kelman comes in for Stephen Humphrys while Liam Ridgewell has also dropped out of the side as Blues revert to a 4-4-2 formation.

Southend United: Bishop, Bwomono, Shaughnessy, Lennon, Ralph, McLaughlin, Milligan, Mantom, Hutchinson, Cox, Kelman

Subs: Oxley, Hyam, Humphrys, Ndukwu, Robinson, Blackman & White