SOUTHEND United caretaker manager Gary Waddock has made nine changes to his starting line-up for this afternoon's Trophy clash against Brighton & Hove Albion at Roots Hall.

Fit-again midfielder Timothee Dieng has been handed his first start of the season after recovering from a calf injury but just Rob Kiernan and Stephen McLaughlin remain from Saturday's starting line-up.

Youngsters Richard Taylor, Emile Acquah and Terrell Egbri have all been named on the bench.

Southend United: Bishop, Demetriou, Shaughnessy, Kiernan, Blackman, McLaughlin, Dieng, Mantom, Hyam, Ndukwu, Goodship

Subs: Oxley, Bwomono, Humphrys, Hamilton, Taylor, Acquah & Egbri