Blues at Roots Hall...
Southend United face Rochdale at Roots Hall on Saturday 2nd September in a Sky Bet League One clash.
Blues will be looking to get back to winning ways after two successive draws in the league, coming against Plymouth Argyle and Gillingham.
Simon Cox will be looking to build on his opening goal for the 17/18 season after scoring 17 in all competitions last season.
Rochdale head to the south east following a 0-0 draw against local rivals Bury at the Crown Oil Arena even though Bury played just over an hour with 10 men.
During the summer The Dale welcomed back fan favourite Matt Done who rejoined from Championship club Sheffield United.
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