SOUTHEND United winger Terrell Egbri could be in contention for his first team debut tonight - if the Shrimpers can sort the paperwork for him to play.

The 18-year-old is currently on loan at Isthmian Premier League side Harlow Town.

But, after impressing for Blues’ under-23 side, the Shrimpers’ caretaker manager Gary Waddock confirmed the club were trying to sort it for Egbri to feature against Brighton & Hove Albion’s under-23 side in the Trophy clash at Roots Hall.

“Terrell may be involved but we just have to clear up one or two things,” said Waddock.

“He’s done well in the under-23s and also in training. He’s bright, he’s bubbly and has some pace and tricks which I like.

“He may be involved if we can get all the paperwork sorted out.”

Egbri caught the eye for the Shrimpers’ under-23 side against Forest Green Rovers last week and had a hand in four of the six goals scored by Craig Fagan’s team.

The youngster could now be given an opportunity to impress against Brighton in a team which Waddock confirmed could be heavily changed.

“We will freshen it up a little bit,” said Waddock.

“There are players that have been on the fringes who could get an opportunity and they need to take it. Whatever player enters the field tonight have an opportunity to be involved with the League game on Saturday.

“They have to make the decision harder for me, Toddy (Svetoslav Todorov) and Lee (Harrison) going into the Gillingham game.”

Timothee Dieng, who has yet to appear this season, is in line to play after recovering from calf injuries while Jason Demetriou, Luke Hyam and Nathan Bishop could also start.

However, Charlie Kelman and Simon Cox will both miss tomorrow’s clash with ankle injuries.

The forwards were both injured during Saturday’s 1-0 defeat to Accrington Stanley.

And Waddock is unsure when the strikers will be back in action.

“Both of them are out,” said Waddock.

“We will have to wait and see how long both of them will be out. We have to wait for the injuries to settle down before any decisions can be made.”