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Blues add Cambridge friendly to pre-season schedule

4 June 2017

Blues to travel to Cambridge in pre-season

Southend United have added Cambridge United to their pre-season schedule in the build-up to the 2017/18 season.

Blues will travel to the Cambs Glass Stadium on Saturday July 29, 3pm KO, to face the League Two side a week before the 2017/18 season gets underway.

This match will give supporters from both Clubs the opportunity to support Simon Dobbin and his family, with proceeds raised being donated towards his ongoing care needs.

The Mildenhall-based fan was left brain damaged after a brutal attack in Southend two years ago, having spent the afternoon supporting the U’s following the fixture at Roots Hall in March 2015.

Simon made an emotional return to the Cambs Glass Stadium last October for the first time since the assault, when he attended the U’s Sky Bet League Two fixture with Portsmouth and was welcomed on to the pitch with a two minute standing ovation before the game. However, this scheduled pre-season friendly provides the players, staff and supporters of both Clubs the chance to join together in a mark of unity for Simon and his family.

Further details about how supporters can support Simon by purchasing tickets for the fixture will be released in due course.

For Blues' full pre-seson schedule click here.

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