SOUTHEND United manager Phil Brown has been boosted by season card sales for the forthcoming National League campaign.

More than 2,300 fans have already snapped up tickets for next season despite the Shrimpers having suffered two successive relegations.

And Brown has been delighted by the loyalty shown by the Roots Hall faithful.

“It’s music to my ears,” said the Blues boss.

“I think it’s brilliant after back to back relegations to have 2,000 supporters through the door already, it’s fantastic.

“We’re not finished in terms of our signings and if there are one of two fans sitting on the fence waiting to see then I can promise you we will be bringing more in.

“If we could get to 2,500 it would be magnificent and if we could get to 3,000 it’s a telltale sign the supporters are well and truly with us.”