EASTLEIGH have signed 17-year-old goalkeeper Nick Hall on a work experience loan from League Two outfit Portsmouth until the end of the season.

The highly-rated youngster will provide cover for experienced Spitfires duo Graham Stack and Ryan Clarke for the tail end of the National League campaign.

Their own young goalkeeper, Mark Childs, is out with a long-term knee injury sustained on loan at Gosport Borough.

Hall played against Eastleigh’s under-18s earlier in the season in an FA Youth Cup tie which Portsmouth won 5-0.