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Reda likely to miss rest of the season

Richard Hill has been looking ahead to Eastleigh's trip to promotion-chasing Dagenham & Redbridge on Saturday.

The Eastleigh director of football/caretaker boss has said that it is likely that Reda Johnson will miss out on the rest of the season due to injury.

"Reda did his hamstring at Chester and I’d be very surprised if he plays again this season. There’s no point pushing him now.

“I came back to the club to get us safe and we’ve managed to do that. There’s no point playing players with long-term injuries, we might as well save them now.”

The Spitfires have taken ten points from their last four games. Hill said: “We’re in better recent form, but they’re (Dagenham & Redbridge) at the right end of the table with not a lot of upheaval this season, which is totally different to Eastleigh."

“At Eastleigh it’s been one obstacle after another, but the club’s come a long way in a short space of time and perhaps it’s time to just calm ourselves down a bit.

"We’d all like to win the league every season or reach the play-offs, but you can’t always get everything you want in football.”

After Eastleigh's trip to Dagenham & Redbridge, the Spitfires host Lincoln City at the Silverlake on the 8th April. 

“They’re two big matches and it’s nice to still be involved in games that mean something at this stage of the season,” said Hill.

Eastleigh titan looks like missing the rest of the season

EASTLEIGH are resigned to being without defensive powerhouse Reda Johnson for the remainder of the National League campaign. A healthy haul of ten points from their last four games has banished any fear of getting dragged into a relegation scrap and Spitfires' saviour Richard Hill sees no point rushing injured players back too soon.


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Spitfires boss Richard Hill said: “I’ve known Callum and been a big admirer of his for quite a while.

“He and Boycey played together at Scunthorpe – in fact they’re best mates.”

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