West Ham United have announced a host of pre-season fixtures ahead of the 2013/14 Barclays U21 and U18 Premier League campaigns.
A West Ham United XI expected to contain a number of players with first-team experience will travel to League Two club Southend United on Monday 29 July, with kick-off at Roots Hall at 7.45pm.
The Shrimpers are managed by Phil Brown, who spent six years as Sam Allardyce's assistant manager at Bolton Wanderers between 1999 and 2005. Brown's squad contains former West Ham Academy striker Freddy Eastwood. For ticket details, click here.
Brown said: "I'm delighted that Big Sam, a good friend of mine, has agreed to send a West Ham XI side to Roots Hall for a friendly. It will be a really good test for us and will be the perfect final preparations ahead of the start of the new season."
Meanwhile, Nick Haycock's Development Squad and Steve Potts' youth team will be busy over the coming weeks, with matches organised against a wide range of opponents.
The Development Squad will take on top-flight opposition in Swansea City, Manchester City and Southampton, as well as Football League opposition in Wolverhampton Wanderers and non-league sides Braintree Town and Hornchurch.
The U18s, meanwhile, will face Europe's best at the prestigious Eurofoot tournament in Belgium, while also taking on four sides representing Football League clubs in Leyton Orient, Colchester United, Charlton Athletic and Crystal Palace.
At the Eurofoot tournament in Oostduinkerke, the Hammers have been drawn in League A alongside Belgian clubs RSC Anderlecht, Club Brugge and AA Gent, German club TSG Hoffenheim and Dutch outfit FC Utrecht. For full fixture details, click here.
West Ham United XI pre-season fixture
Mon 29 July v Southend United XI (A, Roots Hall) 7.45pm
Development Squad pre-season fixtures
Tue 16 July v Swansea. (H, Little Heath), 3pm
Sat 20 July v Wolverhampton Wanderers (A). 2pm
Wed 24 July v Braintree Town (A). 7.45pm
Sat 27 July v Manchester City (A) 3pm
Sat 3 Aug v Hornchurch (A) 3pm
Tue 6 Aug v Southampton (A) 2.30pm
Under-18s pre-season fixtures
Sat 13 July v Leyton Orient (A, Old Chigwellians), 10am
Sat 20 July v Colchester United (A), 11am
Tue 30 July v Charlton Athletic (A), 2pm
Thu 1-Sun 4 Aug Eurofoot tournament, Oostduinkerke, Belgium
Sat 10 Aug v Crystal Palace (A), 11am