Southampton loanee Marcus Barnes was forced off the pitch with a hamstring injury during Eastleigh’s FA Cup stalemate.

Barnes joined the Spitfires in the summer on a temporary basis to boost his development and get regular game time.

But the striker’s match ended early when he had to limp off, with manager Ben Strevens hopeful of a quick recovery.

Strevens said: “Marcus has been bright and lively so hopefully he’ll only be out for a couple of weeks.”

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