JACK Masterton has joined Louis Langdown’s summer signing spree at AFC Totton.

The 20-year-old full-back has linked up with the Stags following his release from National League outfit Eastleigh where he had come through the youth system.

The Southern One South & West club say the youngster came highly recommended by Eastleigh boss Richard Hill and the Spitfires’ former AFC Totton favourite Michael Green, with both “offering glowing references.”

Masterton gathered a sprinkling of National League South experience on loan at Whitehawk and Gosport Borough last term and made his National League debut for Eastleigh at Solihull Moors in the penultimate game of the season.

A gifted player, who originally came through the Saints academy, he is equally comfortable operating in midfield.

Likening Masterton to his right-hand man at Totton, Langdown said: “He reminds me of a young Adam Wilde, has a wonderful left foot and rarely looks flustered on the ball.

“Jack is an excellent footballer and he’s come to us, like others, to get a run of games under his belt.

“He is a talented footballer who, with a strong season behind him at Southern League level, can kick on and move back up the football pyramid.

“He’s also a great lad off the pitch and will fit into our squad perfectly.”

Masterton joins another ex-Eastleigh youngster, striker Tony Lee, in the AFC Totton fold.