Luke Prosser and Ryan Leonard are unavailable for today’s game with Dagenham and Redbridge through injury.
The pair half picked up knocks ahead of today’s npower League Two match.
That means Chris Barker and Dave Martin have replaced the pair in the starting line-up.
Goalkeeper Paul Smith keeps his place in goal.
Southend: Smith, Clohessy, Phillips, Cresswell, Barker, Martin, Spicer, Timlin, Hurst, Assombalonga, Tomlin.
Subs: Belford, Harris, Straker, Benyon, Woodyard, Njie.