Hill puts his faith in defender Todd

Defender Tom Jordan appears to be on his way out of Eastleigh.

Defender Tom Jordan appears to be on his way out of Eastleigh.

First published in Eastleigh FC Daily Echo: Photograph of the Author by , Non-league football reporter

CHRIS Todd has vowed to put his leadership qualities to good use with Blue Square Bet South outfit Eastleigh.

The 31-year-old former Exeter and Torquay defender was one of three centre-halves signed by the Spitfires last week as manager Richard Hill attempts to strengthen the backbone of his side.

With Tom Jordan and Osei Sankofa transfer-listed, Hill is pinning his faith in Todd, ex-Hereford, Northampton and Luton centre-back Dean Beckwith and Luton loan youngster Alex Lacey, 19, to shore up a defence that has leaked 41 goals this term.

Beckwith and Lacey made their debuts last Tuesday as the Spitfires stopped the rot with a comprehensive 5-0 home beating of Billericay.

But, with Todd standing by for his introduction on Saturday, heavy rain intervened, forcing the postponement of the home game against Boreham Wood.

As a result, Eastleigh slipped to fourth to bottom of a remarkably tight league table in which just nine points separate fifth and 21st spots.

Full story in today's Daily Echo

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