Tonight's line upMark McGhee has made two changes to the side that lost to Sheffield United in the FA Cup last Saturday.
Neil Etheridge returns in goal after being cuptied at the weekend, he replaces Sam Walker in goal.Tom Parkes also returns to the side following his suspension, with Michael Smith the man to make way.
On the bench Danny Woodards is involved for the first time this season, after breaking his leg at the end of last season.
Substitutes: Eliot Richards, Oli Norburn, Sam Walker, Michael Smith, Wayne Brown, Shaquille Hunter, Danny Woodards
Southend: Paul Smith, Sean Clohessy, Ryan Creswell, Mark Phillips, Chris Barker, Michael Timlin, Kevan Hurst, Marc Laird, Tamika Mkandawire, Britt Assombalonga, Gavin Tomlin.