Eastleigh welcome back two players

Matt Tubbs returns to Eastleigh (photo by Tony Smith)

Richard Hill’s Spitfires have announced the return of defender Paul Reid and striker Matt Tubbs to the Silverlake Stadium.

On completing the signatures of both players until the end of the season, manager Richard Hill spoke to Eastleigh’s official website and said:

‘Reidy contacted me just talking about the current state at the Club and said if there was anything he could do to help he would be more than pleased to do so.

‘Having been looking in the market for players I had no hesitation in offering him a contract until the end of the season as I know he cares about this Football Club and will do whatever he can to change our current run of form’.

Reid has signed from Whitehawk where he has also had a spell in the managerial role this season as well as his normal central defensive duties.

Hill also commented on the signing:

‘I appreciate Matt Tubbs was not the most popular player with supporters when he was here last season, but even though I was not connected with the Club, I heard supposed figures and it was evident that Tubbs was being judged, arriving at the Club with a big weight on his shoulders, and by his own admission he did not fulfil expectations.

‘It was Tubbs who contacted Craig McAllister whom were team mates until the last couple of weeks at Sutton United, again offering any help he could and again has signed until the end of the season as he said he has unfinished business at the Club’.

Both players are in the Eastleigh squad that faces Barrow A F C at the Silverlake tomorrow.