Ian Baird’s Spitfires play Sutton United away at Gender Green Lane in the Blue Square Bet South tonight.
Former Spitfire manager Paul Doswell has got off to a good season with The U’s having won five drawn two and lost two and sit comfortably in 4th place.
As well as the Manager ,Sutton United have six former Eastleigh players including last season’s Tony Taggart and Anthony Riviere as well as goalkeeping legend Wayne Shaw who is The U’s goalkeeping coach and substitute goalkeeper.
The last time this two teams met was at Gender Green Lane however it was a replay in the FA Trophy, the original fixture saw Tony Taggart earning Eastleigh the replay in the 88th minute when he equalised from close range.
The replay was a different story when Eastleigh eased to a 0-4 victory with now Sutton United players Tony Taggart and Anthony Riviere scoring against The U’s, Chris Holland (now at Havant and Waterlooville) opening the scoring and Jamier Slabber the only current Eastleigh who scored in that game.
Eastleigh could be without pacey winger Andrew White after coming off with an injury on Saturday however Jamie Brown will be included in the squad after suspension being over.
In other news,The Spitfires signed winger Graeme Montgomery on loan from Aldershot as well as extending the loan of Henrik Breimyr from Aldershot.
Eastleigh have also signed Shaun Wilkinson on a free transfer who was released from Havant and Waterlooville at the end of last season.
The Spitfires have also drawn Merthyr Tdyfil or Cinderford Town at Home at The Silverlake in the FA CUP. The draw is to be played on the 1st October.
This is a big game for Eastleigh so roar on The Spitfires away,