Date of birth
French forward Amadou Ba impressed whilst on trial in pre-season and was rewarded with a professional contract at Southend.
Ba played a part in a number of Blues' pre-season friendlies and got on the scoresheet in a 1-1 draw with Ebbsfleet United.
He also featured against Premier League Brighton & Hove Albion at Roots Hall and the 2-0 victory against Cambridge United.
He made his debut for the club coming off the bench in the Carabao Cup defeat to Newport County.