Southend are at home to Plymouth on the the opening day of their League 2 season on August 3rd.
They play AFC Wimbledon away on Boxing Day and and Burton Albion at home on the final day of the season.
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Outbreaks of rain, heavy at times, will clear east this afternoon followed by some heavy showers. Sunny spells and showers tomorrow.
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After a dry start to the day, the cloud will thicken up from the west and rain will arrive later. Feeling cool with highs of 20ºC.