EASTLEIGH goalkeeper Joe McDonnell has completed an unusual emergency loan move to National League side Solihull Moors for the final two games of the season and playoffs.

McDonnell remains contracted to the Spitfires for next season, his third campaign at the Silverlake Stadium.

The former Wimbledon and Notts County shot-stopper has made 85 National League appearances for Eastleigh since arriving.

Ahead of joining Solihull Moors, McDonnell explained: "It's happened quite quickly, I got told by my agent that there was the interest - I don't know too many details if it was injuries or whatever but it's an emergency loan for the last two games and the playoffs.

"(Solihull Moors) then approached the club and spoke to them about it. I think they have reluctantly let me go, but I'm thankful for them allowing me to go as the opportunity to play in the playoffs and get that experience was too good to turn down.

"I'm here next year, that's the main point. I'll just be playing the last two games and then however many in the playoffs.

"Hopefully this experience can help us (Eastleigh) next season when we're trying to push for those positions and I've got those games already under my belt."