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Sam Matthews returns to Eastleigh on loan

Eastleigh have signed 20-year-old midfielder Sam Matthews on loan from AFC Bournemouth until January.

Matthews was part of Richard Hill's squad at the end of last season where he scored three goals for the Spitfires in nine appearances.

“Sam is a player I like and deserves his chance," said Hill.

"We've been monitoring Sam’s situation over the summer and once the chance was there for me to take him, I felt It was an opportunity I couldn’t miss.

“Again, AFC Bournemouth have been excellent in this whole situation and have stuck to their word.

"They had clubs from this division after Sam, and following our discussions in the summer they came to us first.

"They have also made the deal financially possible so it’s only right I give them the credit they deserve.”




Sam Matthews: Eastleigh re-sign Bournemouth midfielder on loan

National League club Eastleigh have re-signed Bournemouth midfielder Sam Matthews for a second loan spell. He scored three goals in nine appearances for the Spitfires during a previous loan spell last season and spent three months on loan at Braintree Town earlier in the campaign. The 20-year-old returns to Eastleigh on loan until January.

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