Hill makes third summer signing

NEW SIGNING: Paul Reid

New Signing: Paul Reid

Eastleigh boss Richard Hill has made his third summer signing as former Barnsley captain Paul Reid has signed  a 2 year deal after being released from Northampton Town.

Once an England under-19 representative, the 32 year old started his career at his home town Carlisle United and earned himself a move to Scottish giants Rangers for a £600,000 fee.

During his time at Rangers, the 6ft 2 man had the opportunity to play on loan at Preston North End and Northampton Town, before signing a permanent deal with the Cobblers in 2003. 

His most notable spell for a club was at Barnsley having played in the Championship and making 114 appearances over four seasons for the South Yorkshire club.

Paul Reid signing on the dotted line

Paul Reid signing on the dotted line

 

Having played a total of 355 appearances in league football and scoring a total of 13 goals, the defender has also had spells at Colchester United and Scunthorpe United.

Reid will play his old club, Northampton Town, in a friendly at the Silverlake Stadium on Friday, August 1 (7pm kick off).

Meanwhile the Spitfires are monitoring Salisbury City’s Ben Wright due to his club being set for relegation following a decision from the Football Conference.

Hill may look to capture the striker whose 11 goals in 15 games on loan last season helped claim the league title.