Shrimpers goalkeeper Daniel Bentley is joined by his team-mate Ben Coker in a back four alongside Phil Edwards of Burton Albion, Luton Town’s Steve McNulty and Connor Goldson of Shrewsbury.
Promoted Shrewsbury are also represented by Ryan Woods in a midfield, which includes Matt Grimes despite his sale by Exeter to Swansea City in January.
Bury’s Danny Mayor, who was voted the division’s player of the year at the Football League awards, and Jed Wallace of Portsmouth complete the midfield quartet.
The two strikers are Plymouth Argyle’s Reuben Reid and Matt Tubbs, who joined Portsmouth from Bournemouth in January following a loan spell at AFC Wimbledon earlier in the season.
Team: Daniel Bentley (Southend), Phil Edwards (Burton), Steve McNulty (Luton), Connor Goldson (Shrewsbury), Ben Coker (Southend), Ryan Woods (Shrewsbury), Matt Grimes (Exeter, now Swansea), Jed Wallace (Portsmouth), Danny Mayor (Bury), Reuben Reid (Plymouth), Matt Tubbs (Portsmouth, AFC Wimbledon on loan from Bournemouth).