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.
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.