Portsmouth striker Matt Tubbs joins Eastleigh on loan

Matt Tubbs signs for Eastleigh on loan (eastleighfc.com)

Matt Tubbs signs for Eastleigh on loan (eastleighfc.com)

Eastleigh have announced the signing of Portsmouth striker Matt Tubbs on loan until the end of the season.

The former Bournemouth striker has been rumoured to sign for the club after not featuring for Portsmouth since October last year.

31 year old Tubbs has five goals to his name this season for the Hampshire club but with injuries the Salisbury born striker has struggled to get back in to the side at Fratton Park.

Having scored over 150 goals at non league level for Salisbury and Crawley Town, Tubbs finally made his breakthrough in league football having signed for Bournemouth for in the region of £800,000 back in 2012.

The striker didn’t really make the impact that he would of wanted however his loan spell to AFC Wimbledon among Rotherham and back to Crawley Town proved that he is still a prolific striker and was crowned top goal scorer in League Two last season.

Tubbs will be available in the squad tonight as Chris Todd’s Spitfires take on rock bottom club Kidderminster Harriers away at the Aggborough Stadium (7.45pm kick off) in the Vanarama National League.

This will be a boost for the Spitfires having not won in the league in five games and more recently getting beat by Lincoln City at the weekend 3-0.

Kidderminster are struggling at the moment in the league however they did end a seven match losing streak at the weekend having beat Boreham Wood away 2-0.