Blues kick-off the 2018/19 Sky Bet League One campaign with a home clash against Doncaster Rovers...
Chris Powell is looking to start his first full season in charge with a bang and after the boss turned Southend's 17/18 relegation battle almost into a playoff push it's certainly going to be a season to look forward too!
This year's opening game will be the second time in successive years that Blues have hosted the first game of the season at Roots Hall and if it's anything like it was against Blackburn Rovers last year it's certainly one you don't want to miss.
Rovers finished 15th last season and will almost certainly be looking to improve on that mid-table finish.
Doncaster bought in ex Peterborough United manager Grant McCann in the summer after his successful 18/19 season with the club and his move to the Keepmoat Stadium is one to look out for this year.
His arrival has also sparked some impressive transfer business with the likes of former Leeds & Southampton defender Frazer Richardson, impressive Man City keeper Ian Lawlor, and Chelsea & England U19 forward Alex Kiwomya all signing deals with the club.