FULL TIME: Southend 2-0 County

Team news ahead of this evening's game between County and Southend United at Roots Hall.

A goal in each half for the home side earns them all three points at Roots Hall. Cian Bolger gave the hosts the lead two minutes into added time at the end of the first half, heading home from a corner, but in truth Southend could and should have been further in front, having wasted several opportunities. 

Phil Brown's side doubled their lead six minutes into the second half, Stephen McLaughlin sliding the ball under the advancing Day.

County tried to rally, Tutonda and O'Connor both hitting the woodwork, but they couldn't break through a stubborn Southend defence. 

6:45PM: County manager Jimmy Dack makes four changes from the side that lost two-nil at home to fellow promotion hopefuls Bury on Saturday.

In come Max Porter, Shaun Jeffers and Miles Storey, whilst Ismail Yakubu returns following a one-game suspension. Making way for County are Regan Poole, Lee Minshull, Yan Klukowski and Chris Zebroski.

COUNTY: Day, Jackson, Jones, Yakubu, Sandell, Storey, Chapman, Porter, Byrne, O'Connor, Jeffers.

SUBS: Stephens, Feely, Zebroski, Parker, Poole, Tutonda.