Eastleigh have signed midfielder Harry Pell from League Two side AFC Wimbledon.
The former Bristol Rovers player had a loan spell with fellow Vanarama Conference side Grimsby earlier this season – a team the Spitfires only played two days ago.
Richard Hill’s men went down to a strong Grimsby side with the only one goal deciding the outcome of the match at the Silverlake Stadium.
A rare home loss for Eastleigh saw former Havant & Waterlooville striker Ollie Palmer catch defender Jamie Turley off guard which left Palmer to guide the ball past Ross Flitney in goal.
Hill’s men will look to bounce back on Saturday as they take on Kidderminster Harriers away (3pm kick off).