Eastleigh have signed Jack Payne on a one-year deal.
The versatile 27-year-old midfielder re-joins The Spitfires, having signed on a one-month loan during the 18/19 campaign.
Whilst on loan at The Silverlake, Payne made five appearances and did not experience defeat in the blue of Eastleigh.
Manager Ben Strevens added: “I am delighted to get this deal over the line. Luckily quite a few people know Payney from him coming on loan here last year when Hess was manager.
“I’ve known Payney for ten years or so as I was at Gillingham with him. He’s technically very good on the ball and he’s got a good right foot as well. He will give us another dimension in the midfield and will balance off well with Dutchy, Cav or Jack.
“He can get more goals, I’m going to try and get that into him. He’s got such a good range of passing and he can get there with his shooting as well. He’s backed himself to do well for us, he a good lad and more importantly he’s a good player.”