Supporters of all 72 EFL Clubs will be able to start making plans for the 2018/19 season on Thursday 21 June, as the fixtures for all three divisions of the Sky Bet EFL are set to be released at 9am.
The first set of fixtures, to kick off over the weekend of Friday 3 August to Sunday 5 August, will be announced across EFL channels, while Blues' fixtures will be announced first on www.southendunited.co.uk
and social media.
The opening round of fixtures selected to be broadcast live on Sky Sports will also be announced by the EFL.
The 2018/19 campaign will see the return of National League champions Macclesfield Town and Tranmere Rovers to the EFL, with both having secured their promotion to Sky Bet League Two, whilst Wigan Athletic and Accrington Stanley will test their resolve in the Sky Bet Championship and Sky Bet League One after being crowned champions in their respective divisions during 2017/18.
Returning to the EFL will also be West Bromwich Albion, Stoke City and Swansea City following their relegation from the Premier League, in what will no doubt once again prove to be a highly-anticipated and competitive Championship campaign.