Defender previews pre-season game away to Braintree...
Southend face Braintree Town on Saturday, which allows fans the first glance of how Phil Brown’s side is shaping up in pre-season.
After two behind closed doors games, Blues step up their programme with a trip to the IronmongeryDirect Stadium.
Defender John White says the players will move into phase two of their pre-season hoping to get more minutes under their belt.
“It really kicks off now which is good news,” said White
“It’s nice to get the fans back around the pitch again and to see their excitement.
“They’ll be excited because it’s their first chance to watch us again and it does feel like our first proper pre-season game.
“We’ve had a couple of behind closed doors ones which have been good exercises and good for fitness but it will be nice to get back out in front of the fans again.
“It’s got to the time now where the 45 minutes aren’t enough anymore and we’ll be looking to stretch on a bit and move into stage two where it’s more about getting game time.
“It’s nice when you get into the cycle of games and where it’s not as much training as it has been and it’s all geared towards each game and getting wins under our belts.”