Eastleigh have completed the signing of former Saint Phil Warner but have a striker crisis ahead of tonight's Hampshire Senior Cup tie at favourites Aldershot.

Centre back Warner, 23, has signed a three-year contract but is unavailable for tonight's quarter-final against the Ryman League leaders, having completed his move only yesterday.

The Southampton-born stopper, whose 18-month stay at Cambridge ended with the termination of his contract a fortnight ago, is likely to play against Moneyfields on Saturday.

Manager Paul Doswell said: "Phil is looking to get back into league football as soon as possible.

"He thinks joining us will help him to do that because of the media exposure we are getting at the moment."

Tonight Doswell is without prison warder David Laws, Robbie Matthews and Martin Beck for the clash against the cup holders at the Recreation Ground.

He said: "David Laws has work commitments, Robbie Matthews has a bruised heel and Martin Beck is still out with bruised ribs. On top of that Jamie Bull is cup tied, having played in the competition for Fleet.

"It was going to be a tough game anyway but we're looking forward to it. We go there as underdogs but it's a chance to measure ourselves up against a good side.

"It's a really good opportunity to see how far we have or haven't come and if we can get any sort of result we'll be very happy."