It was the Junior Blues meet the players day on Wednesday!
Junior Blues gathered into Roots Hall to see Kevin Maher, Darren Currie and Mark Bentley put the first team through their paces as the squad look to prepare for Good Friday’s encounter with Wealdstone.
Families came to Roots Hall taking up their chance to meet coaching team, alongside the first team players.
Junior Blues had the opportunity to meet the squad on Wednesday and watch a training session unfold at Roots Hall, and the Blues boss believes that such events are priceless, in order to rebuild the connection between the club and the fans.
"When I came back to the club, we needed the connection with the fans which had been missing for a couple of years,” said Maher.
"Events like that go a long way and hopefully there are many more to come in the future that we can do to get the fans watching a bit of training.
Blues fans were even lucky enough to take a penalty against First Team goalkeeper, Collin Andeng-Ndi who struggled to keep them out!
1. Who is Southend United’s top goalscorer this season? - Sam Dalby
2. Who wears the number 21 for Southend? - Harrison Neal
3. Harry Cardwell has scored twice for the Blues, who did he score his first goal against? - Aldershot
4. Who has made more appearances for Southend United, Jason Demetriou or Will Atkinson? - Jason Demetriou
5. Who scored Southend’s first goal under Kevin Maher - Rhys Murphy
6. How many games did the Blues go unbeaten for earlier this season? - 13
7. What nationality is Noor Husin – Afghanistan
8. How many goals does Matty Dennis have this season? - 7
9. Darren Currie will soon come up against the club that he was previously manager for. Who is that club? – Barnet
10. Who is our club captain John White currently on loan at? – Wimborne Town
We’d also like to say a massive thank you to Rylee Doe, Brad Herson and the Bolton family, Kelly, Matt and Jake.
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