SOUTHEND United's League Two campaign will kick off on the weekend of 12 September.

The Shrimpers have not played since beating Bristol Rovers in early March due to the coronavirus pandemic.

But the EFL have now confirmed their competitions will be starting in just seven weeks.

An EFL statement said: "The EFL can confirm that the 2020/21 season will get underway across the Sky Bet Championship, League One and League Two on the weekend of 12 September.

"The 2020/21 season will conclude on the 8 and 9 May 2021, with the Sky Bet Play-Off Finals reverting back to the Spring Bank Holiday weekend at the end of May.

"Work is currently underway in respect of fixture scheduling and details will be announced in due course as to when full fixture lists for 2020/21 will be made available."