TOM Jordan won't be short of a travelling companion after completing his signing for Blue Square South outfit Eastleigh this week.

Also new in at the Silverlake Stadium is former Weymouth left-back Trevor Challis who, like Jordan, will commute to Stoneham Lane from the Bristol area.

Challis, a no-nonsense 32-year-old left-back formerly with QPR, Bristol Rovers, Telford and Shrewsbury, was part of John Hollins's summer clearout at the Wessex Stadium.

His forthright style made him a firm favourite with the Terras fans and, like centre-back Ashley Vickers who joined Eastleigh from Weymouth last season, his determination to win is legendary.

Jason Tindall, the ex-Weymouth player-manager, once commented, "One thing with Trevor is you know what you are going to get week in, week out.

"He is like Ashley Vickers - he would put his head in front of a train if it passed him."

Towering centre-back Jordan, who has finally put pen to paper for Eastleigh after months of wrangling with Havant & Waterlooville, is confident the arrival of players like himself and Challis will give the Spitfires the added steel they need for a BS South promotion push.

"I watched Eastleigh a few times last year and I've been aware of their progress through the leagues," said the 27-year-old son of Portsmouth coach and ex-Saints striker, Joe Jordan.

"Ambition is what it's all about for me and I know that the other lads who have come here are very ambitious as well. Everyone wants to take that extra step up."

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