EASTLEIGH boss Martin Allen has brought another youngster into the fold.

Next to arrive at the Silverlake Stadium this afternoon is another loan midfielder, Ben Close, signed from League Two outfit Portsmouth for the remainder of the National League season.

The 20-year-old Portsmouth-born player has made 13 appearances for Pompey's first team, four of them this season in both the EFL Trophy and FA Cup.

He made his senior debut from the bench in a Johnstone's Paint Trophy triumph at Yeovil in September 2014.

Poole Town fans will remember him from a previous loan spell at Tatnam.