Paul Reid signs for Eastleigh

Eastleigh FC are delighted to announce the signing of Paul Reid on a free transfer. The 32 year old defender has signed on a 2 year deal after being released from Northampton Town.


Reid started his career with his home town club Carlisle United, where his performances in the 1999–2000 season won him a £600,000 move to Rangers. In 2000 he represented the England under 19’s and was capped against the Netherlands.

During his time at Rangers, he had the opportunity to play on loan at Preston North End and Northampton Town, before he signed a permanent deal with the Cobblers in 2003. He was later sold to Barnsley in July 2004, and captained the club to promotion out of League One via the play-offs in 2006.

Reid has gone on to make over 140 appearances for Carlisle United, Colchester United and Scunthorpe before being released from Northampton town at the end of last season.

Reid is the Spitfires third signing of the summer after Eastleigh manager Richard Hill strengthened his squad with ex-Oxford United strikers James Constable and Jack Midson.

We are monitoring the situation with regards to Ben Wright with the position of Salisbury City still subject to an appeal by the club following the conferences decision to relegate them. Eastleigh may look to capture the striker whose 11 goals in 15 games last season helped claim the league title.

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