More than 600 tickets have now been sold for the Sid Broomfield Trophy, which will be taking place at Roots Hall later this month to raise funds for Havens Hospices.

The match will see Southend United’s 2006 League One title-winning squad reunited to face the Colchester United side that finished second that season.

And Adam Barrett, who has helped to organise the game along with Echosport’s Chris Phillips, is keen for even more fans to purchase their tickets.

“It’s great that we’ve already sold just over 600 tickets for the game but it would be great to get even more there because it should be a really good night,” said Barrett.

“We’ve got the two squads back together and it will bring back some really good memories for us players and also for the supporters.

“Tickets are still on sale and we hope to see as many people there as possible.”

Among those joining Barrett in the Blues side will be Darryl Flahavan, Kevin Maher, Mark Gower and Freddy Eastwood while Steve Tilson will also be in charge.

Colchester have been able to get virtually their whole squad back together and former manager Phil Parkinson will also be in attendance.

Tickets for the game are priced £5 adults and £1 concessions and can be bought from the Roots Hall ticket office for cash only as well estate agents Williams & Donovan in Hockley and Benfleet

Tickets can also be bought online at the Shrimpers Trust website here and will be available on the night.

The match will be played on Monday, May 20 and kicks off at 7.30pm.