LATEST Eastleigh recruit Charlie Carter revealed how new boss Lee Bradbury had been after him all summer – stating that ‘the gaffer was on my case from day one’.

Carter arrives at the Silverlake Stadium after a three-season stint with EFL Stevenage Borough, where he made 80 appearances and scored 10 times.

An attacking midfielder by trade, 25-year-old Carter started his career in the youth system of Fulham.

After failing to make the grade at Craven Cottage, Carter dropped into the non-league with Woking as a 16-year-old. Captain at various youth levels whilst with the Cards, Carter spent time on loan with nearby Chipstead in the Isthmian League.

After two years of first-term football in the National League, Carter departed Woking after they were relegated to the sixth tier, joining Chesterfield Town for an undisclosed compensation fee.

Whilst his time in Derbyshire was thwarted by ankle injury, he still showed enough promise in his 20 appearances for the Spireites to convince Stevenage to part with an undisclosed fee to take him to the Football League.

Injuries again blighted his second and third season, paving the way for his release and subsequent move to Eastleigh this summer.

Reflecting on joining up with the Spitfires, Carter told the club’s website: “The gaffer was on my case from day one and showed a lot of interest throughout the summer.

“I needed to make the right decision for me and that constant communication from him showed me that he really wanted me here and it drew me to the club.

“I really enjoyed my time in the National League before and I think that experience of playing in this league has been massive for me, and is only going to help me do well and help push this club in the right direction.

“As a team, we want to be pushing up the right end of the table and I think this club has the right ambition and players to do that.”