SOUTHEND United will be watched by their biggest home crowd of the season against Chesterfield this afternoon.

More than 7,500 tickets have already been sold for the game.

And Blues boss Kevin Maher remains grateful for the support coming his side’s way.

“Our fans are brilliant every week and I’m sure they will be right behind us again on Saturday,” said Maher.

“Chesterfield have done brilliantly to be in the position they are and in the form they’re in.

“They’re the best team in the league but we’re looking forward to it.

“It will be a big crowd in and it will make for a great atmosphere.”