Southend United’s EFL Trophy group stage fixtures and kick-off times have been confirmed.
Blues will open their Group A Southern Section campaign at home to West Ham U21, followed by the visit of Portsmouth in October and the Essex Derby at the JobServe Community Stadium in November.
West Ham - Tuesday 8 September – 5.30pm KO
Portsmouth - Tuesday 6 October – 7.45pm KO
Colchester United - Tuesday 10 November – 7.30pm KO
All matches will be available for supporters to watch on iFollow with match passes available for £10.