Eastleigh have signed Joe Partington from Bristol Rovers, Sam Smart from Basingstoke Town, and Rob Atkinson from Fulham.

Partington is no stranger to The Silverlake Stadium, having represented The Spitfires on 81 occasions over the course of two years between 2015 and 2017. At the end of the 2015/16 Vanarama National League season, Partington completed a clean sweep at the clubs End of Season Awards evening winning all four prizes.

He was made captain of the first team for the 2016/17 season.Ā Partington now returns to Eastleigh having made 46 appearances for the League One side and helps bolster Ben Strevens midfield options further after the signing of Jack Payne from Ebbsfleet.

Sam Smart is a highly rated young winger who has had trials at Sheffield Wednesday and Sunderland during 2018/19. He has played for Basingstoke Town for his entire career and has previously worked under Eastleigh Assistant Manager Jason Bristow.

A left-footed central defender, Rob Atkinson signed for Fulham from Basingstoke Town. Last season he represented Braintree on loan in the Vanarama National League, making fifteen appearances.

Atkinson played under Eastleigh Assistant manager Jason Bristow when Bristow was previously the manager at Basingstoke Town.

Source: www.eastleighfc.com

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