Basingstoke Town have announced the signing of defender Tom Leggett on non-contract terms until the end of the season.
The 22-year-old, who is most comfortable at right-back while also occasionally playing in midfield, was a free agent after having spent time on trial with National League side Eastleigh over pre-season. Leggett has previously been part of the youth set-ups at Southampton and Aston Villa, before being released from the Midlands club at the end of last season.
After progressing through the Saints academy and captaining their Under 18’s side, he moved to Villa in 2014 and became a regular for their Under 23’s in Premier League 2, making over 50 appearances, captaining the side and training with the first team. During his time there he also received a call up for the Wales Under-19s, playing for them in their Euro U19 Championship qualifying campaign.
Subject to league approval he will be available to go straight into the squad for the visit of Hereford on Saturday.