EASTLEIGH have announced the capture of defender Corey Panter following his release from Championship side Luton Town.

Manager Lee Bradbury, who took charge of the Spitfires in March this year, continues to mold the side in his image, with Panter the eighth addition at the Silverlake Stadium this summer.

Panter came through the ranks at Kenilworth Road, spending 10 years in their academy setup. The left-back, who can also operate as a centre-back, spent time on loan in non-league at nearby Biggleswade Town and Hendon, with a spell higher up the pyramid with sixth tier Kidderminster Harriers last term.

He also spent time with Scottish top-flight outfit Dundee, making just one appearance prior to his loan being cut short..

In an interview with Eastleigh's website, Panter shared: “It’s been a good few weeks on trial, I’m buzzing to be here and I feel like I’ve settled right into the mix of things.

I came into my trial period with open eyes, the standard in games and training has been good and that’s what we're hoping for the rest of the season.

“(I'm) confident on the ball, but I don’t mind putting a tackle in. I always try to be aggressive when defending.

“Week in and week out I’ll try and do my best for the team, whether I’m playing or supporting the lads from the bench.

"This season I want to play as much as I can and help the team finish as high up the table as possible.”

Eastleigh Manager, Lee Bradbury, added: "We're delighted to get this one over the line, Corey impressed us massively since the first day he arrived as a trialist in pre-season.

"He's going to add some extra pace, energy, and versatility to the defence for us."