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Eastleigh 1-1 Aldershot

Eastleigh: Ryan Clarke, Gavin Hoyte, Michael Green, Sam Togwell, Reda Johnson, Ayo Obileye, Ross Stearn (James Constable,65), Ben Strevens, Scott Wilson, Craig McAllister, Tyler Garratt (Sam Matthews, 71). Subs: (not used) Ben Close, Sam Muggleton, Hakeem Odoffin.

Attendance: 2,522
Eastleigh 1-1 Aldershot - https://t.co/MOO5hcYOtp#Spitfires — Jamie Montigue (@jamiemontigue) February 28, 2017
Full Time @eastleighfootballclub 1-1 @aldershotofficial Craig McAllister first goal since returning secure the Boys in Blue a point. #SpitfiresA post shared by Eastleigh Football Club (@eastleighfootballclub) on Feb 28, 2017 at 1:43pm PST

Daily Echo | Hill resolves to bring "normality" back to the Silverlake

Hill resolves to bring "normality" back at Eastleigh RICHARD Hill had to choose his words carefully when discussing the monumental repair job he has taken on at Eastleigh. Having returned to the Spitfires as director of football/caretaker manager last week, he saw the full extent of what he had inherited in yesterday's eye-opening 3-0 defeat at Dover Athletic.

Reaction | Richard Hill | Dover

Richard Hill's post-match thoughts following Eastleigh's 3-0 defeat away at Dover:

"Very frustrated. We huffed and puffed for long spells of the game. The players are very low on confidence."

"The first goal after three minutes – the ball has come in the box and you can see everybody panicking. Why? It’s a game of football, the ball is going to come in the box. You have to deal with it."

"We had a little bit of possession and we passed the ball ok at times and we went from side to side ok and then the final ball in the box is very, very predictable. We’re very predictable in the play after that and we actually do look like a team of individuals."

"I’ve got a group of players here that I’ve inherited and for me to say anything publicly after one game would be wrong. I’ve got to keep my thoughts to myself but we do need to do a lot better and we do need to work harder."

"I do think some of the players need to realise that this is their job…

Dover 3-0 Eastleigh

Eastleigh lost by three goals to nil away at Dover as Ricky Miller netted a hat-trick for the hosts in Richard Hill's first game back at the club as caretaker boss/director of football.

Here's how the game panned out as seen on twitter:
Dover 3-0 Eastleigh: https://t.co/vKQHRYGqQ0#Spitfires — Jamie Montigue (@jamiemontigue) February 25, 2017
Eastleigh sunk by Ricky Miller hat-trick at Dover RICKY Miller's fourth hat-trick of a prolific season sentenced Eastleigh to a 3-0 National League defeat at Dover Athletic this afternoon.

Daily Echo | Eastleigh fans' favourite Michael Green so pleased to be "home" after two weeks away

Of all the ‘crimes’ Martin Allen committed in the eyes of Eastleigh fans, letting go of left-back Michael Green was one of the biggest.
But a fortnight, as they say, is a long time in football.

On February 9, Green had been ushered towards the Silverlake exit door, told he would not feature in Allen’s plans for National League domination next season.

Two weeks later Allen is history and Green has been welcomed back with open arms to the place he calls “home”, ready for Saturday's tough test at fifth-placed Dover Athletic.
See full article below:

Eastleigh fans' favourite so pleased to be "home" after two weeks away OF all the 'crimes' Martin Allen committed in the eyes of Eastleigh fans, letting go of left-back Michael Green was one of the biggest. But a fortnight, as they say, is a long time in football. On February 9, Green had been ushered towards the Silverlake exit door, told he would not feature in Allen's plans for National League domination next seaso…

Michael Green is back at Eastleigh

Michael Green has returned to Eastleigh following on from the news of Martin Allen getting the sack and title-winning manager Richard Hill also making a welcome Silverlake Stadium return as Director of Football and caretaker manager in the short-term.
Michael Green Returns -

➡️ https://t.co/4reQQJXu1L#Spitfirespic.twitter.com/CUv9YKfPKJ — Eastleigh FC (@EastleighFC) February 22, 2017
Buzzing to be back at @EastleighFC Bring on Saturday!!! ⚽ #Spitfires — Michael Green (@Greener03) February 22, 2017
@Greener03@EastleighFC@Eastleigh_TSSC Glad your back too. pic.twitter.com/Ubsgrgg2o2 — Tony Smith (@tonys_pics) February 22, 2017

Managerial update

Managerial update from Eastleigh FC:-

At the start of this season Eastleigh FC had high hopes of challenging for promotion. Clearly there has been far too much change for this to be achieved and the managerial changes have not had the desired affect. This is solely the fault of the Chairman who would like to apologise to all our loyal fans who deserve much better. Mistakes have been made, albeit with the best of intentions, however it has been a costly and unsettling period, which has seen the club unfortunately struggle rather than build on previous progress.

With this in mind it is important the decision made regarding a replacement manager is considered and thorough. The club need more football expertise to ensure we give ourselves the best chance of future success and progression. Therefore the club have appointed, previous manager Richard Hill with immediate effect to assist and give the club much-needed guidance.

Richard will join as Director of football. In the short term he wi…

Daily Echo | Richard Hill returns to Eastleigh as director of football and caretaker boss ... and Michael Green's back too!

Eastleigh have turned to former manager Richard Hill to dig them out of a hole - and welcomed fans' favourite Michael Green back to the club.

Hill, who led the Spitfires to the greatest triumph in their history, lifting the 2013/14 Conference South title, has been appointed director of football and placed in short-term charge of the team following the sacking of Martin Allen.

He will be assisted by senior players Craig McAllister and Ben Strevens, plus head of youth Lee Peacock.

Left-back Green, released by Allen a fortnight ago, is back by popular demand and will go straight into the squad for Saturday's trip to Dover Athletic.

See the full article below:
Title-winning manager returns to Eastleigh - and so does Greener! EASTLEIGH have turned to former manager Richard Hill to dig them out of a hole - and welcomed fans' favourite Michael Green back to the club. Hill, who led the Spitfires to the greatest triumph in their history, lifting the 2013/14 Conference South title, h…

Daily Echo | Chief exec Mark Jewell says Eastleigh had "no choice" but to sack Martin Allen

Eastleigh chief executive Mark Jewell says the Spitfires were left with no alternative but to sack Martin Allen – even at the risk of the club being branded a “circus.”

Allen – the National League outfit's third manager of the season – had his contract terminated with immediate effect today after 14 league and cup games in charge.
See the full article below:

Eastleigh chief exec: "We had no choice but to sack Martin Allen" EASTLEIGH chief executive Mark Jewell says the Spitfires were left with no alternative but to sack Martin Allen - even at the risk of the club being branded a "circus." Allen - the National League outfit's third manager of the season - had his contract terminated with immediate effect today after 14 league and cup games in charge.

Allen relieved of duties

Martin Allen has been relieved of his duties and leaves the Spitfires after just 14 games in charge at Eastleigh.
A club statement read as follows: "Eastleigh Football Club can today confirm that following the club’s home reverse to Macclesfield Town on Tuesday evening, a resultant meeting with First Team Manager Martin Allen has this morning seen his contract terminated with immediate effect."

"The club would like to take this opportunity to thank Martin for his efforts during his time with the club and wish him well for the future."

"Further announcements will be made in due course when applicable." Allen Relieved Of Duties -

➡️ https://t.co/kPsY1I4LqR#Spitfirespic.twitter.com/XB0UqFTX1n — Eastleigh FC (@EastleighFC) February 22, 2017
The search for a fourth manager of the season begins @EastleighFC

Allen won only 2 of his 14 games, including 1 in the last 10. #Spitfirespic.twitter.com/XXjft2yOIs — BBC Solent Sport (@solentsport) February 22, 2017
Martin…

Eastleigh 0-1 Macclesfield

Storify: Eastleigh 0-1 Macclesfield https://t.co/IywPSQYklo#Spitfires — Jamie Montigue (@jamiemontigue) February 21, 2017
Eastleigh: Ryan Clarke, Hakeem Odoffin, Chinua Cole, Sam Togwell (Ben Close, 65), Ayo Obileye, Adam Dugdale, Tyler Garratt, Ben Strevens, James Constable (Scott Wilson, 46), Craig McAllister (Mekhi Leacock-McLeod, 55), Ross Stearn. Subs (not used): Gavin Hoyte, Sam Muggleton.

Preview | Martin Allen | Macclesfield

Daily Echo | Allen confident that short-term pain will bring long-term gain for Eastleigh

Allen confident that short-term pain will bring long-term gain for EastleighEASTLEIGH boss Martin Allen has a proven track record of turning short-term pain into long-term gain with his previous clubs Gillingham and Barnet. So while fans may be feeling twitchy as the Spitfires head into tomorrow's FREE-ENTRY game against Macclesfield Town (Tuesday, 7.45pm) still looking for their first victory of 2017, the manager himself takes confidence in knowing that history is on his side.

McAllister reflects on his first game back at Eastleigh

Craig McAllister's post-match thoughts after Eastleigh's 2-0 loss at home against Tranmere:


"I’m happy to be back but disappointed with the result in the end."
"We had a game plan which we kept to quite well in the first half. There wasn’t a lot of quality but we worked on staying in the game as long as we could. We knew it was going to be difficult because the pitch would get cut up and it wasn’t going to be pretty."

Allen looks to the positives as Eastleigh are beaten at home by Tranmere

Martin Allen looks to the positives as Eastleigh are beaten 2-0 at home by Tranmere:


"It was always going to be a tough game for us. I thought we played much better today. Today was a much better performance from the team."

Eastleigh 0-2 Tranmere

Eastleigh 0-2 Tranmere https://t.co/PpeScB9kkp#Spitfires — Jamie Montigue (@jamiemontigue) February 18, 2017
Eastleigh: Graham Stack, Hakeem Odoffin, Sam Muggleton, Ben Strevens, Ayo Obileye, Adam Dugdale, Mekhi Leacock-McLeod (Sam Matthews, 65), Sam Togwell, Scott Wilson (James Constable, 65), Craig McAllister (Chinua Cole, 81), Ross Stearn. Subs (not used): Ryan Clarke, Ben Close.

Attendance: 2,475

Eastleigh much improved - but still the home hurt continues EASTLEIGH 0 TRANMERE ROVERS 2. EASTLEIGH produced a performance brimming with energy, workrate and desire at home to National League promotion chasers Tranmere Rovers this afternoon. But unfortunately for the Spitfires, a vastly improved showing was still not good enough to break their home hoodoo as two second-half goals extended their win-less run at the Silverlake Stadium to nine games, stretching back to October 25.

McAllister very happy to be back at Eastleigh

Craig McAllister on his Eastleigh return:

"I’m very happy to be back. It came out of the blue a little bit to be honest."

"I’ve been speaking to a few clubs the last week or two and then a call came between myself and the owner and it was too good an opportunity to say no to."

"It’s nice to back in amongst where I always wanted to be really as it all started for me here."

"Hopefully I can come in and help this side climb up the table, where it should be and only time will tell with that."

"A lot of players have come and gone. Managers have come and gone. Not a lot more has changed, there’s still members of staff that are here that I remember from my time here."

"The nucleus of it has stayed the same but a lot of changes have happened – the playing squad, the managers, and now we’re trying to get some stability and hopefully that will happen now."

"It’s good to be straight in and involved, whether I play or not [against T…

Craig McAllister returns to Eastleigh

Eastleigh Football Club have today welcomed striker Craig McAllister back to the Club signing from Sutton United.


McAllister will add experience and a physical presence in the Eastleigh strikers department as this young evolving squad moulds together.

McAllister goes straight into tomorrow’s squad for the home game against Tranmere Rovers.

The striker who has also seen service with Basingstoke Town, Newport County, Stevenage Borough, Oxford United, Crawley Town and Exeter City will be looking to add to his 115 goals he has already scored for the Club in his previous three spells with The Spitfires.
Eastleigh Sign McAllister

➡️ https://t.co/zmWnWZWWrr#spitfires

πŸ”΅⚪️ pic.twitter.com/CbQs73X5Wc — Eastleigh FC (@EastleighFC) February 17, 2017
Eastleigh Football Club have today welcomed striker Craig McAllister back to the Club signing from Sutton United. pic.twitter.com/dstFOlUjd7 — Eastleigh FC (@EastleighFC) February 17, 2017
Macca Returns For Eastleigh | Eastleigh FC (null)
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Allen: We need to do more

Quotes from Eastleigh boss Martin Allen as he reflects on the defeat at home to Braintree and looks ahead to taking on Tranmere:

Reflecting on Tuesday night’s 2-0 defeat at home v Braintree:

“We’ve had a long chat this morning to see the players and [have] a few individual chats.”

“Obviously it was a big disappointment, especially after playing so well at the weekend away at Guiseley. It was such a good performance up there where we came so close to getting three points.”

“It’s still not quite clicking yet but having watched the video we saw some of the chances we had. Strevs (Ben Strevens) is through with the goalkeeper to beat, then Tyler (Tyler Garratt) was through one v one. [There was also] Strevs’ header at the far post from three yards that went just wide, so we still had chances even though I don’t think we played that well.”

Work to do:

“There’s still a lot of work to do here at the moment. It’s very frustrating for the supporters, it’s frustrating for myself and we have to work o…

Preview | Martin Allen | Tranmere

Daily Echo | Eastleigh targetman Darius Henderson's injury is a pain in the neck

Eastleigh targetman's injury is a pain in the neckTHE mystery of Darius Henderson's absence from the Eastleigh side has been cleared up. The 6ft 4in targetman, signed on a free transfer from Mansfield Town last month, has sat out the last two games with painful neck spasms. The Spitfires were crying out for Henderson's height and physicality on Tuesday as their dire run of home results continued with a 2-0 defeat to Braintree Town.

Daily Echo | Two-goal Cheek is Valentine's passion killer for Eastleigh

Two-goal Cheek is Valentine's passion killer for EastleighMARTIN Allen was hoping fans would feel the love for his new-look Eastleigh side on Valentine's Night, but two 'Cheeky' goals turned out to be a real passion-killer. Brace man Michael Cheek sent lowly Braintree Town home 2-0 victors, leaving a 1,702 crowd desperately disappointed and the Spitfires still seeking their first home win since way back in late October.

Eastleigh 0-2 Braintree

Storify: Eastleigh 0-2 Braintree https://t.co/zUKw1n45T9#Spitfires — Jamie Montigue (@jamiemontigue) February 15, 2017

Eastleigh: Graham Stack, Chinua Cole, Hakeem Odoffin, Ben Strevens, Adam Dugdale, Reda Johnson (Ayo Obileye, 31), Tyler Garratt, (Sam Muggleton, 62), Sam Togwell, Scott Wilson, Ben Close (James Constable, 52), Mekhi Leacock-McLeod. Subs (not used): Ross Stearn, Tom Bearwish.

Referee: Adrian Quelch.

Attendance: 1,702.

Daily Echo | Allen: "We owe the paying public a performance"

Eastleigh boss Allen: "We owe the paying public a performance"MARTIN Allen is confident Eastleigh can rectify their "very poor" home form over the next eight days. It's a shocking statistic for a club that started the season with National League title aspirations that they haven't managed a win on Silverlake soil since beating Torquay United 3-0 on October 25.

Preview | Martin Allen | Braintree

Video: Guiseley 1-1 Eastleigh

Reaction | Sam Togwell | Guiseley

Sam Togwell shares his thoughts after Eastleigh's 1-1 draw away at Guiseley:

"I think you can’t deny that the performance was ten times better than our last outing. We got on the ball more, we ran more, we were more dynamic. It was a pleasure to play in.

"It’s a shame that with 20 seconds to go we couldn’t see the game out.

"The new players have done well. They’ve had a hard two weeks training with us, it’s been a hard graft. It’s been tough but they’ve come in and they’ve worked their socks off and they haven’t complained.

"You can see today they tried their best. Some of them haven’t played for a little bit so the longer they are here with us and playing the way the gaffer plays, the better it’s going to be.

"We’re going to prepare well [for the next game] and do what we did today – go out and play football and try to dominate possession, get on the ball. We should have scored a few more goals we had good chances. I’m sure the fans can’t deny that it wa…

Reaction | Martin Allen | Guiseley

Martin Allen shares his thoughts on Eastleigh's 1-1 draw away at Guiseley:

"I thought we played very well first half, we weathered what we knew was going to be a high pressure first twenty minutes.

"The new players come in and did very, very well. We got the ball down and played, and we were much better to watch. We had much more energy, which is what I was after.

"It was very, very disappointing to lose that goal at the end. They had one chance in the second half I think, and maybe two in the first half. 
"We had two chances just after half time, great efforts on goal especially the one by Willo (Scott Wilson) [which would have] put us out of reach at 2-0. 
"They piled everybody forward, we put on another centre half to help us defend those long balls and free kicks and corners but a knock down fell and they’ve smashed it in. 
"It’s a big set back, a big disappointment. This isn’t an easy place to come and play here. I thought the players gave a goo…

Preview | Martin Allen | Guiseley

Reda Johnson on his fitness and new role

Reda Johnson is on his way back from injury and should be back out on the pitch again very soon.

The commanding centre-half said: “I’m feeling a lot better so I’m happy. I’ve worked hard to come back from my injury with Cooky (physio Andy Cook) so I have to thank him for that and I’m very pleased.”

Reda says that Eastleigh can expect a tough game at the weekend when the Spitfires take on Guiseley and he is looking forward to seeing what the new young lads can bring to the team.

“It should be a hard game. We’ve got a lot of new players so we’re trying to bring something new and hopefully we’ll do well because we’ve got the players, we’ve got very young, talented players here and hopefully everything will go very well.”

Johnson has recently taken on a new role as an ambassador to the Pan Disabiliity team here at Eastleigh and he can’t wait to get started.

“I’m really looking to meeting them because it’s something I really like. I worked in the past when I was in Sheffield with people wi…

Green's thank you message following Eastleigh exit

Michael Green has posted a message to Eastleigh fans after the popular and long-serving defender left the Spitfires after five and a half years with the club.
Here is Greener's statement in full:

"Massive thank you to everyone at Eastleigh FC for their support over the last five and a half years.

"It’s been an amazing journey with many highs from the FA Cup adventure to winning the Conference South.

"I leave with a heavy heart but that’s how it goes sometimes.

"I want to thank Stewart Donald for all his support and everyone that runs the club on a daily basis.

"But most importantly, thank you to the fans. Your support has been phenomenal over the years. It’s meant a lot, and it’s been a pleasure to pull on the blue and white over 250 times and to play for you.

"I wish you all the best for the future and hope the club continues to grow as it has in my time there.

"Time now for the next adventure … Thank you again and good luck" ⚽️  Greener

Michael Green departs

Long-serving defender Michael Green has left Eastleigh FC.

Green was an excellent servant to the club and was always a fans favourite for the Spitfires supporters.

A club statement confirmed that Green "has left the club with immediate effect."
As Green departed, Eastleigh were quick to "place on record their thanks for the excellent service Michael has given Eastleigh Football Club," also mentioning "some memorable performances for the club in the Conference South winning season and since."

2⃣6⃣7⃣ Appearances
πŸ₯‡ 1 League Winners Medal
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We wish Michael well for the future #Spitfirespic.twitter.com/V9wRY874CD — Eastleigh FC (@EastleighFC) February 9, 2017

Daily Echo | Eastleigh set to let young players bloom after some heavy duty winter pruning

Eastleigh set to let young players bloom after some heavy-duty winter pruningEASTLEIGH are ready to field their youngest side of the season at Guiseley on Saturday after some heavy-duty winter pruning by manager Martin Allen. Allen, a keen gardener, has some budding young talent at his disposal for the National League trip to Nethermoor and will breathe some "fresh air" into his 14th-placed team after a dismal home defeat to Woking a fortnight ago.

Sam Matthews settles in at Eastleigh

Midfielder Sam Matthews, 19, has been talking about his first week since joining Eastleigh on loan from Bournemouth.

"It’s been really good. It’s been nice for me to come in and meet all the lads and it’s given me a little bit of time to settle in and get into training before our game at the weekend.

"I’ve really enjoyed it," Matthews added.

Masterton and Childs loaned to Gosport

Eastleigh youngsters Jack Masterton, left-back, and Mark Childs, goalkeeper, have both signed for Gosport Borough on loan until the end of the season. Duo Join @GosportBoroFC On Loan -

➡️https://t.co/GMDIZnSt0J#Spitfires

πŸ”΅⚪️ pic.twitter.com/6UM9TG0mft — Eastleigh FC (@EastleighFC) February 8, 2017
Young Eastleigh duo join Gosport Borough on loan YOUNG Eastleigh duo Mark Childs and Jack Masterton have joined Gosport Borough on loan for the rest of the season.

Transcript of Martin Allen's message | 7th February

Martin Allen discusses a wide-range of topics and things that have been going on behind the scenes at Eastleigh Football Club. The Spitfires boss addresses the fans and offers insight in to many changes that are happening on and off the pitch.
Transcript provided by Jamie Montigue
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Martin Allen on recent performances:

Interview | Martin Allen discusses changes and planning for next season

Martin Allen talks about what has been going on at the club since his arrival. He discusses several different aspects of the club such as the community work, next season and changes going on behind the scenes.

Jai Reason signs for Boreham Wood

Jai Signs For @BOREHAM_WOODFC

https://t.co/gOAPValbud#Spitfirespic.twitter.com/lkA1u3LKee— Eastleigh FC (@EastleighFC) February 3, 2017
Eastleigh FC have today parted company with one of our longest serving players, Jai Reason who has signed for Boreham Wood.— Eastleigh FC (@EastleighFC) February 3, 2017
2⃣5⃣2⃣ Appearances
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πŸ₯‡1 League winners medal
We wish @Jaireason all the best with the rest of his career #Spitfirespic.twitter.com/f9viUxG4Bs— Eastleigh FC (@EastleighFC) February 3, 2017
πŸ”΅⚪️ pic.twitter.com/Bxz6vefAYm— JAI REASON (@Jaireason) February 3, 2017
Good luck to long-serving midfielder & Conference South champion @Jaireason who has departed Eastleigh to sign for Boreham Wood. #Spitfireshttps://t.co/znIQqDsbMz— Jamie Montigue (@jamiemontigue) February 3, 2017
Popular midfielder exits EastleighEASTLEIGH have reached the end of an era today with the departure of one of their longest-serving players. Popular midfielder Jai Reason has signed for Boreham Wood, ending a…

Garratt extends Eastleigh loan

Defender Tyler Garratt has extended his stay at Eastleigh from Sky Bet League Two side @drfc_official until the end of the season. pic.twitter.com/I2vYZLB4gh— Eastleigh FC (@EastleighFC) February 3, 2017
Garratt Extends Loan | Eastleigh FCTwenty year old defender Tyler Garratt has extended his stay at Eastleigh from Sky Bet League Two side Doncaster Rovers until the end of the season.

Eastleigh sign Chinua Cole

Eastleigh Sign Chinua Colehttps://t.co/AX1EOqXemBpic.twitter.com/FIpij5upIi— Eastleigh FC (@EastleighFC) February 2, 2017
Very pleased to have signed with @EastleighFC - thank you very much for the warm welcome. Can't wait to get started! https://t.co/b9ZgP0bI06pic.twitter.com/hh7MIjSYE8— Chinua Cole (@ChinuaCole) February 2, 2017
Chin-chin! Eastleigh welcome in a new defensive signingEASTLEIGH have announced the capture of promising, young defender Chinua Cole. The 22-year-old left-back arrives on a two-and-a-half-year contract, signed from Ryman League outfit Staines Town. Signed by Johnson Hippolyte in mid-February 2016, 'Chin' joined Staines from Barnet, having started the season with Farnborough.

N'Gala's Gillingham move falls through

Bondz N'Gala: Gillingham move falls through because of Fifa rulesDefender Bondz N'Gala's move to Gillingham has fallen through because Fifa regulations say he has played for too many clubs this season. The 27-year-old defender thought he had joined League One Gills on Thursday after leaving Eastleigh. Rules state a player cannot feature for more than two sides in one season and N'Gala played for Barnet before joining National League Eastleigh in November.
The #deadlineday deal which fell through...

Fifa rules say Bondz N'Gala has played for too many clubs this season https://t.co/A6bl6asgXhpic.twitter.com/c8h7uTDv4u— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) February 2, 2017
Eastleigh's record signing N'Gala joins League One clubBONDZ N'Gala has today signed for League One outfit Gillingham after parting company with Eastleigh on Tuesday. Much to the surprise of Spitfires fans, N'Gala was released by mutual consent - little more than two months after joining the National …

Round-up of a busy transfer deadline day

Key points:
* 19-year-old midfielder Sam Matthews signs on loan from Bournemouth until the end of the season -
http://eastleighfc.blogspot.co.uk/…/matthews-in-on-loan-fro…
* Record signing Bondz N'Gala leaves Eastleigh after just over two months - 
http://eastleighfc.blogspot.co.uk/2017/02/ngala-departs.html
* Reda Johnson signs a new deal which will keep the defender at the Silverlake for the next three years - 
http://eastleighfc.blogspot.co.uk/…/reda-johnson-signs-new-…
* Portsmouth's 19-year-old midfielder Ben Close has signed for Eastleigh on loan until the end of the season - 
http://eastleighfc.blogspot.co.uk/…/close-signs-on-loan-for…
* Top scorer Mikael Mandron signs for Championship side Wigan Athletic - 
http://eastleighfc.blogspot.co.uk/…/mandron-signs-for-wigan… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pos9IWd-7JY

Mandron signs for Wigan

TRANSFER: Mikael Mandron signs for Latics from @EastleighFC on deal until 2019 >>> https://t.co/Sl1G0Pu1zi#wafcpic.twitter.com/4hlgIm03FF— Wigan Athletic (@LaticsOfficial) January 31, 2017
Mandron Moves To The championship https://t.co/ffIRxxRFAgpic.twitter.com/JpUXlEIGnK— Eastleigh FC (@EastleighFC) January 31, 2017
Following a medical today, Mikael Mandron has completed his move to championship side @LaticsOfficial#Spitfires— Eastleigh FC (@EastleighFC) January 31, 2017
We wish Mika all the best with his move and the rest of his career #Spitfirespic.twitter.com/VfqgrlzBim— Eastleigh FC (@EastleighFC) January 31, 2017
Full story on Mikael Mandron's arrival at the DW Stadium here >>> https://t.co/Sl1G0Pu1zi#wafcpic.twitter.com/OIfUjS4sAC— Wigan Athletic (@LaticsOfficial) January 31, 2017
Eastleigh's top scorer completes deadline day move to WiganEASTLEIGH striker Mikael Mandron has completed a transfer deadline day move to Championship strugglers Wigan Athletic. T…

Close signs on loan for Eastleigh from Portsmouth

Eastleigh have taken nineteen year old midfielder Ben Close on loan until the end of the season from League Two Portsmouth.— Eastleigh FC (@EastleighFC) January 31, 2017
Eastleigh have taken nineteen year old midfielder Ben Close on loan until the end of the season from League Two Portsmouth.— Eastleigh FC (@EastleighFC) January 31, 2017
Ben Close joins Eastleigh on loan for the remainder of the season #pompeypic.twitter.com/3Jx2f5bZ3G— Portsmouth FC (@officialpompey) January 31, 2017
Here's more news on Close's loan switch from #Pompey to National League side Eastleigh: https://t.co/E6rccWB5Zf— Portsmouth FC (@officialpompey) January 31, 2017
Pompey midfielder steps into Eastleigh's arrivals loungeEASTLEIGH boss Martin Allen has brought another youngster into the fold.

Reda Johnson signs new deal

Reda Commits Long-Term Futurehttps://t.co/nY3fAPYUlJpic.twitter.com/GPW2UPYeLp— Eastleigh FC (@EastleighFC) January 31, 2017
Eastleigh Football club are delighted to announce Reda Johnson has today committed his long term future to Eastleigh.— Eastleigh FC (@EastleighFC) January 31, 2017
The Benin international has today signed a new contract which will keep him at The Silverlake for the next three seasons.— Eastleigh FC (@EastleighFC) January 31, 20173 more yearsπŸ‘ŒπŸ˜‰,really happy man today.Want to thanks@EastleighFC, @stewartdonald3,gaffer and Neil for their effort. Now time to get promoted pic.twitter.com/NVvHh7vXqX— Reda JOHNSON (@JohnsonReda) January 31, 2017
Absolutely Reda. Glad we have you with us to try and achieve our ambitions. League football is our dream - make it happen Reda!!!!!!!!!!!! https://t.co/cwfEDttcuV— stewart donald (@stewartdonald3) January 31, 2017

N'Gala departs

Bondz N’Gala Departshttps://t.co/6IMeazPRUp— Eastleigh FC (@EastleighFC) January 31, 2017
Eastleigh's record signing Bondz N'Gala has left the #spitfires after just over 2 months at the club.— BBC Solent Sport (@solentsport) January 31, 2017
Record signing parts company with Eastleigh, but Reda Johnson signs new dealEASTLEIGH'S colossal centre-back pairing of Reda Johnson and Bondz N'Gala have been parted. Spitfires fans will be delighted to hear that ex-Coventry City man Johnson has committed his long-term future to the National League club. The Benin international has today signed a new contract that will keep him at the Silverlake Stadium for the next three seasons.

Matthews in on loan from Bournemouth

Matthews has signed on loan from @afcbournemouth for the remainder of the season #spitfirespic.twitter.com/njylDqxUvW— Eastleigh FC (@EastleighFC) January 31, 2017
Buzzing to have signed on loan with @EastleighFC till the end of the season. Looking forward to getting started!— Samuel Matthews (@Sam_LMatthews) January 31, 2017
Eastleigh sign AFC Bournemouth midfielder on loanEASTLEIGH have signed 19-year-old midfielder Sam Matthews on loan from Premier League outfit AFC Bournemouth for the remainder of the season.