Team news ahead of Southend United's game against Newport County AFCLee Barnard made his first start for Southend United since his return against Newport County AFC on Friday night.
Barnard was one of two changes, as captain John White returned from injury.
Adam Thompson moved to centre-back in place of the injured Luke Prosser.
While it was Anthony Straker who dropped to the bench in place of Barnard.
The two changes meant Blues lined up in a changed 4-4-2 formation.
Blues: Bentley; White, Thompson, Phillips, Coker; Atkinson, Leonard, Timlin, Hurst; Corr, Barnard.
Subs: Ted Smith, Gomis, Payne, Laird, Eastwood, Straker, Clifford.