The Sky Blues revert to three at the back, with Kelly-Evans and Haynes recalled...
The City boss elects to make five changes to the side that started at the Ricoh just three days prior, with Dion Kelly-Evans and Ryan Haynes operating as wingbacks.
Farrend Rawson comes in to the backline, as Kevin Foley is ruled out with injury. Jordan Willis remains sidelined, leaving Nathan Clarke to captain the side.
Gael Bigirimana will anchor the midfield, with Ben Stevenson and Callum Reilly completing a central midfield trio. Stuart Beavon will partner Marcus Tudgay up top, as George Thomas drops down to the bench.
Coventry City: Burge (GK), Rawson, Turnbull, Clarke (C), Di. Kelly-Evans, Haynes, Bigirimana, Stevenson, Reilly, Beavon, Tudgay.
Subs: Charles-Cook (GK), Stokes, Gadzhev, Reid, Lameiras, G.Thomas, K.Thomas.
Southend United: Smith (GK), White, Coker, Wordsworth, McLaughlin, Atkinson, Leonard, Robinson, Inniss, Ferdinand (C), Ranger.
Subs: Bishop (GK), O'Niell, Mooney, Fortune, Amos, McGlashan, Nouble.