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Friday, 26 August 2016

Moore: "Let me handle the pressure"

Ahead of Ronnie Moore's first game in charge of Eastleigh, the new boss has said that he will "handle the pressure" allowing his players to just "go out and express themselves."

Solihull Moors are the visitors to the Silverlake Stadium tomorrow with Moore looking to get off to a positive start.

So far this season, Eastleigh have made a stuttering start to the campaign with a return of just four points from four games. 

Moore will be looking to stamp his authority on his new group of players and aim to find the winning formula to get the Spitfires' season back on the right track. 

It will be his first chance of course to name his first starting eleven and a good opportunity for the players to stake a claim for a regular starting spot in a squad brimming with talent. 

Centre-back Reda Johnson is likely to miss out on Saturday but he has an outside chance of getting some minutes at Bromley on Bank Holiday Monday.

Moore urges Eastleigh: "Go out and express yourselves"

RONNIE Moore is urging his new Eastleigh charges to go out and express themselves at home to Solihull Moors on Saturday - his first game as Spitfires manager. After banking just four points from their first four National League outings and seeing manager Chris Todd sacrificed in the process, player confidence was understandably sapped.

Thursday, 25 August 2016

Partington injury update

Eastleigh boss Ronnie Moore provides an injury update on his skipper Joe Partington.

The Spitfires captain will be missing for the new manager's first game in charge this weekend when Eastleigh host Solihull Moors at the Silverlake Stadium on Saturday at 3pm.

Partington, who was injured early in the season against Braintree Town, will also miss the Bank Holiday Monday trip to Bromley because of the Achilles problem that he is suffering from.

Moore is also having to contend with injuries to Luke Coulson and David Pipe, who are ruled out with shoulder and ankle problems respectively.

Quotes from Ronnie Moore discussing injuries:

Eastleigh skipper to miss Moore's first game in charge

RONNIE Moore will be without skipper Joe Partington for his first game in charge of Eastleigh at home to Solihull Moors on Saturday (3pm). The signs had looked positive for the 26-year-old right-back, who suffered an Achilles problem at Braintree in the second game of the season.

Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Kevin Watson in at Eastleigh as assistant manager

Ronnie Moore has brought in Kevin Watson to work alongside him at Eastleigh as assistant manager. 

Watson played for Moore whilst at Rotherham in a playing career of 23 years. 

The new man in at the Silverlake Stadium has previously been a coach at Luton Town and more recently had a spell with Stevenage - where he worked with Teddy Sheringham as assistant manager.

Joining on a two-year deal, 42-year-old Watson tweeted of the "big challenge ahead" with Eastleigh having completed his first day with the club:

Spitfires boss Ronnie Moore also tweeted about a good day of training with his squad:

Kevin Watson Confirmed As First Team Assistant Manager | Eastleigh FC

Having made over 400 senior appearances during a footballing career spanning 23 years, Kevin Watson also has notable coaching experience on his CV. Joining Luton Town as first-team coach in 2009, he most recently took up the position of Assistant Manager to Teddy Sheringham at Stevenage as recently as last year.

Monday, 22 August 2016

Moore calls for better ball retention

New boss Moore says possession is key for Eastleigh

EASTLEIGH'S under-performing players know exactly what they will be working on in their first week of training under new boss Ronnie Moore. For all their pedigree signings this summer, the Spitfires surrendered possession way too easily for the incoming boss's liking in yesterday's 0-0 Vanarama National League stalemate at Wrexham.