SOUTHEND Manor are set to make improvements to their Southchurch Park home during the summer.

Manor, who are due to host Woodford Town in the Essex Senior League tomorrow, were taken over by Jerry Omango in the summer.

And changes will be made to Southchurch Park once the season has ended.

“We’ve had a rocky journey so far under new owner Jerry Omango,” read a club statement.

“However, that was expected as Jerry had to get to grips with the club, the community we reside in and the people who keep the club moving forward.

“We are delighted to confirm our future under Jerry has now been secured as hoped with the following plans set to take place in the coming months ahead of the 2020/21 term.

“For as long as many can remember, Southend Manor have played at Southchurch Park with only one seater stand and one terrace available to watch our games from with the pitch being leased out by Southend Borough Council.

“Thankfully, following good and healthy discussions with members of the council, we are now on our way to upgrading the stands that we currently have by planning on installing two new stands in the ground.

“Our dugouts will also be replaced. As things stand, some visiting teams often struggle to fit their five substitutes and backroom staff members in the dugouts on a matchday with it often being the case that one or two people end up standing to the side of it instead.

“We are also pleased to confirm that we will be renovating our clubhouse, changing rooms and our toilets while working on our pitch over the summer of 2020.”