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Record crowd to watch Southend at Wembley

Wembley Stadium is the home of English football Credit: Reuters

More Southend United fans will be watching their side in action than ever before when Blues do battle with Crewe Alexandra in the final of the Johnstones Paint Trophy at Wembley Stadium later.

Their supporters have already snapped up more tickets than the previous club best of 31,033 which was set for an FA Cup clash against Liverpool in 1979.