Southend United ask clubs to switch Roots Hall games to Fridays
Southend United boss Phil Brown has revealed they asked all the other League Two clubs to switch matches at Roots Hall to Friday evenings.
This week's opponents Scunthorpe have obliged, as have five other clubs.
Brown hopes to enhance the atmosphere and maybe even attract supporters from Premier League side West Ham.
"You can't help but have an atmosphere when the lights are on. I used to love playing on a Friday night," the 54-year-old told the BBC Essex.
"We put it to every club we're playing on Saturday that we want to play on a Friday. Only six have said they'll do it .
"We might get one or two West Ham fans down and bolster the crowd."
This season's home fixtures against Bristol Rovers, Fleetwood, Mansfield, Rochdale and Newport have also been switched to Fridays.