Winger Kevan Hurst will start against Wycombe Wanderers this afternoon at Roots Hall.
Hurst replaces David Martin who will miss the match with an ankle injury picked up against Northampton Town last week.
Meanwhile, Michael Timlin returns to the starting line-up following his one match suspension.
He replaces Kane Ferdinand in the centre of midfield after the 19-year-old was sold to Peterborough United on Friday.
Striker Freddy Eastwood is unavailable again with a calf problem whilst winger Ryan Hall is also left out following transfer speculation and an illness this week.
Southend: Belford, Clohessy, Phillips, Cresswell, Prosser, Leonard, Timlin, Spicer, Hurst, Assombalonga, Tomlin.
Subs: Smith, Straker, Harris, Barker, Benyon, Woodyard, Njie.