SOUTHEND United will be heading to Kettering Town in pre-season.

The friendly is part of the deal which saw Callum Powell join the Shrimpers from the Poppies.

And the match will take place at Latimer Park on Saturday July 16.

Blues are still finalising further friendlies but are expected to take on teams in both League One and League Two before kicking off their National League campaign in August.

The Shrimpers are also due to send a side to Kings Langley as part of the transfer which saw Jack Wood arrive at Roots Hall back in January.

A date for the game has yet to confirmed.