Jordan transfer listed

Tom Jordan Eastleigh Football Club have today made Tom Jordan available for transfer.

The popular central defender has been made available with immediate effect to continue his career away from the Silverlake.

Chairman Stewart Donald commented: “Tom has been magnificent and an exemplary club captain for a number of years now, it was only right that with the club unlikely to extend his current contract beyond the end of this season that we give him as long as possible to find a new club and get the best deal possible he can”.

Tom arrived at the club amid a transfer saga after an undisclosed fee was agreed between Eastleigh and local rivals Havant and Waterlooville in the close season of 2007/2008. Jordan had resigned as Hawks captain midway through that same season, hoping to follow Baird along the M27 and he finally got his wish as the deal went through towards the end of June 2008.

He is the son of the Scottish international footballer Joe Jordan, who was centre forward for Leeds United during the 1970's.

Tom scored his first competitive goal for Eastleigh in a 2-1 win over Hampton & Richmond Borough in October 2008 and continued to make great strides of progress at Eastleigh helping the side to five straight league victories and three consecutive clean sheets in November and December 2008. Jordan more than lived up to expectations in what was Eastleigh's most successful league campaign in the Blue Square South.

Terrific captain and leader, Tom struck a deadly defensive partnership with Aaron Martin in the second half of the 2008/9 season. In his second full season with the club (2009/10), Tom again showed how important he is to the team by playing virtually every game at the heart of the defence. The towering defender finished as the third top goal scorer for the club weighing in with 10 goals from centre back.

In the 2010/2011, the Eastleigh skipper drew praise from manager Ian Baird, after the commanding defender was named Blue Square Bet South player-of-the-month for January 2011 - an accolade long overdue in Baird's book.

Prior to Havant and Waterlooville Tom had spells at Southend United, Tamworth and Forest Green Rovers.

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