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Phillips arrival puts pressure on Eastleigh strikers
Eastleigh’S signing of pedigree striker Lee Phillips from Bath City underlines their belief that they can still achieve ‘mission impossible’ by reaching the Blue Square Bet South play-offs.
The vastly experienced 31-year-old former Plymouth, Weymouth, Exeter and Torquay frontman has joined Ian Baird’s sixth-placed side until the end of the season and goes straight into the squad for tomorrow’s vital home game against in-form Hampshire rivals Farnborough.
Having scored nine goals in the last six matches, Eastleigh’s on-loan Aldershot marksman Bradley Bubb is on fire – hence he was this week named BSB South player-of-the-month for February.
But with Jamie Brown missing the next two games suspended and Richard Gillespie having rejoined Bashley on loan, the Spitfires want to hot up competition alongside Bubb as they bid to close the nine-point gap on fifth-placed Sutton United.
“I’m more than happy with Jamie Slabber, but we need a bit of competition for him,” said Baird.
“As I keep saying, we’re in a game by game situation and we know we’ve got to get results and that’s why we’ve brought in another striker."
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