Ben Strevens is no longer certain of his Eastleigh future – and reckons a few of the players will be looking over their shoulders too, report the Daily Echo.

As job interviews go, yesterday’s 1-0 FA Cup fourth qualifying round exit to lower league Hampton & Richmond Borough was about as painful as it gets for the Spitfires’ caretaker boss, who feels he has next to no chance of landing the job permanently now.

For the second week running Eastleigh were a shadow of the side which, under departed boss Andy Hessenthaler, had strung together four straight wins and six games unbeaten.

Strevens admitted: “It hurts for what it means to the football club this year and it hurts that I’ve got to put my name to that performance.

“We’ve lost to a team from a lower division and there’s pretty much no chance now that I’ll get the job. I’m not stupid enough to imagine that.”

The 38-year-old added: “My future’s probably uncertain because of stuff that’s been out of my hands. And, let’s be honest, some of the players’ futures might be uncertain too.”

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