Jack Payne, whose arrival at Eastleigh has coincided with a five-match unbeaten streak, will be returning to his parent club Ebbsfleet United next week after being recalled, report the Daily Echo.

The 26-year-old midfielder’s loan deal is up following Saturday’s trip to rock-bottom Braintree Town, where the Spitfires will be chasing a fourth straight National League win.

“In the five games Jack’s been here, we’ve been unbeaten. That’s not all down to Jack, but he’s helped,” said manager Andy Hessenthaler.

“I knew what he’d bring when we signed him and he’s added that to the squad, but he’s not our player, he’s Ebbsfleet’s and we thank them for their help.”

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