Jake Cassidy makes his debut for the Blues, but Adam Barrett misses out.
New striker Jake Cassidy starts for Southend United, joining fellow new boy Joe Pigott in attack.
Jack Payne drops to the bench - which looks very strong - along with the returning Luke Prosser.
Will Atkinson takes his place in midfield alongside David Worrall, Ryan Leonard and Gary Deegan, whilst Phil Brown keeps the same back five that kept a clean sheet in the last outing against Plymouth Argyle.
Adam Barrett has travelled, but misses out on the squad after picking up a knock in training, although the defender should be fine for next week's trip to Portsmouth
Blues: Bentley; White (c), Thompson, Binnom-Williams, Coker; Worrall, Leonard, Deegan, Atkinson; Pigott, Cassidy.
Subs: P. Smith, Prosser, Timlin, Corr, Weston, Coulthirst, Payne.