SAINTS academy duo Jake Vokins and Will Merry have joined Vanarama National League Eastleigh on loan for the rest of the season.

The pair will link up with former Saints goalkeeper Kelvin Davis, who is now in charge of non-league neighbours Eastleigh, who are fighting against relegation from the fifth tier.

Vokins has prior experience in the National League having spent time on loan with Woking last season where he made 15 appearances before returning to Saints.

The 24 year old has made five appearances for the first team across the league and cup. He scored in a 2-0 win over Huddersfield in 2020. 

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For 18 year old Merry this will be the first senior loan move of his career after another positive season featuring for the under-21s as well as the under-18s.

A statement on Southampton's website added: "The club wishes Jake and Will all the best for the run-in and will monitor their progress for the rest of the campaign."

Eastleigh sit 18th in the National League, just three points above the drop zone with six games remaining of the campaign.

The pair will be available for selection ahead of today's game against Woking.