A Brentford XI will travel to Southend United for a pre-season friendly. The Bees will send a side to Essex on Wednesday 4 August. More information on access to the game and kick-off time will follow.

Brentford's squad for the match is likely to mostly consist of Brentford B players. It is also currently planned that the B Team coaching staff will take charge of the game. More information on this match and other pre-season games for the First Team and B Team will follow.

Southend are preparing for the Vanarama National League season, their first campaign outside the EFL since 1920. They finished 91st in the EFL last season and were relegated by three points, despite losing only two of their last 12 games. They only took five points from their first 14 games and never recovered.