Crawley boss Steve Evans has made six changes for tonight's televised promotion clash with Southend United.

Evans has taken drastic action following a run of four defeats in the last five games.

Scott Davies makes his first appearance since September while loan signings Shaun Batt and Warren Cummings makes their full debuts.

Claude Davis returns in defence in place of the injured Kyle McFadzean after missing the last two games while on international duty.

Sergio Torres and Josh Simpson both come into the midfield having been on the bench for the 1-0 defeat to Torquay United on Saturday.

Striker John Akinde and wingers Scott Neilson and Sanchez Watt drop to the bench with Hope Akpan and Dean Howell left out of the squad altogether.

There is also a place on the bench for defender John Dempster who has not featured since November.

Southend: Belford; Clohessy, Phillips, Barker, Hills; Sawyer, Timlin, Grant, Martin; Harris, Sampson. Subs: Ferdinand, Prosser, Dickinson, Benyon, Baldwin.

Crawley: Gilmartin; James, Mills, Davis, Cummings; Simpson, Davies, Bulman, Torres; Clarke, Batt. Subs: Kuipers, Watt, Akinde, Dempster, Neilson.