First published by echo-news.co.uk

SOUTHEND United’s fans will pay their respects to former groundsman Sid Broomfield before Saturday’s game with AFC Wimbledon.

Broomfield, who helped to build Roots Hall, passed away two weeks ago, aged 94.

And he will be remembered with a minute’s applause before kick off this weekend.

Saturday’s match-day programme has also been dedicated to Broomfield with the front cover changing to a one-off style resembling the club’s first ever game at Roots Hall.

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