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JPT Final: Team News

7 April 2013

Chris Barker back to skipper Blues at Wembley

SOUTHEND United manager Phil Brown has made two changes to his starting line-up for this afternoon's Johnstone's Paint Trophy final against Crewe Alexandra at Wembley Stadium.

Captain Chris Barker has been recalled at left-back after recovering from an Achilles injury while Luke Prosser has shaken off a hip problem to replace Mark Phillips at the heart of the back four.

Anthony Straker will line up on the left of midfield with Kevan Hurst, Tamika Mkandawire and Bilel Mohsni completing the midfield.

Paul Smith starts in goal with Britt Assombalonga and Gavin Tomlin in attack.

Blues: Smith; Clohessy, Cresswell, Prosser, Barker (c); Hurst, Mkandawire, Mohsni, Straker; Tomlin, Assombalonga.

Subs: Bentley, Eastwood, Corr, Reeves, Phillips.

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