The Hawks will host the League One side on Saturday 20th July with a 3pm kick off.
Southend United will be preparing for another season in the third tier of English football after securing their place in the division with a dramatic win on the final day of the season.
It will be a tough test as the Hawks gear up for their first season back at Step 4.
Further details will be announced in due course, with the rest of the Hawks' pre-season schedule also to be announced in the coming days.
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