Evans jumps on board

Will Evans Eastleigh are pleased to announce that having managed to stave off offers from other clubs, the ink is still drying on the contract for the capture of midfielder Will Evans from Hereford United.

Evans finished last season on loan at Football Conference Premier Division side Newport County helping them gain promotion back into the Football League, Eastleigh just await the international clearance certificate for the player.

Evans played for Fairford Town and then hometown club Cricklade before signing for Swindon Town and progressing through their Centre of Excellence. Having signed his first professional contract in April 2010 after captaining their youth and reserve sides he made his professional debut in a 3-0 Football League Trophy victory at Southampton in August 2010.

After spending three months on loan at Hereford United where he made six appearances, Will signed permanently for them in January 2012 on a free transfer. A year later he joined Newport County on a loan deal through to the end of the season.

On 6th March 2012 Will scored the fastest goal in Hereford United history in a 2-2 draw at Macclesfield Town. He lashed home a spectacular 25 yarder fractionally inside twelve seconds before adding a second goal from outside the penalty area after twenty six minutes.

The six foot two inch capture can play in midfield, central defence or right back and has been admired by Eastleigh manager Richard Hill for a number of years and was unlucky not to have brought Evans to the Club back in January when in negotiation with Hereford when the loan signing to Newport went through.

Hill said: "I first came across Will when I was involved with Swindon. He was in the Under 16 squad and I’ve followed his development throughout. This is the third time I have tried to sign Will at Eastleigh. The first time was on loan from Hereford last November and the second was when he went to Newport on loan.

"Will is a good young versatile player who will be an integral part of the Eastleigh squad."

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