SOUTHEND United manager Kevin Bond has made four changes to his starting line-up for this afternoon's clash with Rochdale at Roots Hall.

Mark Oxley has replaced Nathan Bishop in goal while John White and Nathan Ralph have both shaken off injuries to start.

Further forward, Luke Hyam has also been handed his first start in midfield since the opening day of the season.

Southend United: Oxley, Demetriou, White, Lennon, Ralph, Milligan, Hyam, Hamilton, Cox, Goodship, Humphrys

Subs: Bishop, Bwomono, Kiernan, Ndukwu, Kelman, Hutchinson & Blackman