SOUTHEND United’s caretaker manager Gary Waddock has made six changes to the starting line-up for this afternoon’s clash with Fleetwood Town at Roots Hall.

The fit-again Stephen McLaughlin has returned on the left flank while Elvis Bwomono, Rob Kiernan, Andre Blackman, Isaac Hutchinson and Sam Mantom have also been recalled after missing Blues last League game against Rochdale.

Mark Milligan and Nathan Ralph miss out with injuries.

Southend United: Oxley, Bwomono, Kiernan, Lennon, Blackman, Hutchinson, Mantom, Hamilton, McLaughlin, Cox, Humphrys

Subs: Bishop, Hyam, Dieng, Goodship, Ndukwu, Shaughnessy & Demetriou