SOUTHEND United have confirmed how supporters will safely be allowed back inside Roots Hall.

Fans will be able to watch the Shrimpers for the first time since this season when Scunthorpe United come to town on Saturday December 12.

And a club statement has now revealed the plans which have been put in place.

It read: "Being in Tier 2, Blues are allowed an attendance of 2,000 supporters at Roots Hall, which confirms that all persons who purchased a 20/21 season card will be able to attend future matches as part of their season card package. We can't wait to have our supporters back in the stadium!

"Physical season cards will not be printed and you will receive match tickets for each fixture in a batch postal delivery which will also include the Southend United Return of Fans Stadium Guide to make yourselves aware of the changes being made to ensure that you all return in a safe manner."

Blues also confirmed there were still tickets to be bought.

The statement added: "There will be 280 remaining tickets available to purchase, these are available in the Outstanding North Bank and Paul Robinson West Stand only due to restrictions; below is how they can be purchased and who by.

"The following three fixtures will, on Monday, be available to purchase, exclusively to 19/20 season card holders who did not renew their season cards for this season.

Southend United v Scunthorpe United – Saturday 12th December, 3pm kick-off.

Southend United v Grimsby Town – Tuesday 15th December, 7pm kick-off.

Southend United v Colchester United – Saturday 26th December, 1pm kick-off.

"A maximum of four tickets can be purchased at one time and they have to be for others who were also season card holders during the 19/20 season to ensure we have all relevant data for track and trace purposes.

"Following the December fixtures, 19/20 season card holders will have a small priority window to purchase tickets for that month only.

"For example, there will be a five-day period shortly after the Colchester United fixture to purchase for games in the month of January.

"Following the priority window, the remaining tickets available for each fixture in January will then go on sale to fans with a previous ticket history over the last four seasons and fans will only be able to attend if they’re in a Tier 1 or Tier 2 postcode district.

"Tickets will only be sold over the phone or in person to ensure the above data is correct and the social distanced seating is adhered to."