Eastleigh FC sign Bournemouth defender Joe Partington

Joe Partington Joins Eastleigh

Eastleigh f.c. have signed former Wales under 21 international Joe Partington for the 2015/16 season after he was released by AFC Bournemouth.

The defender spent the second half of last season at Conference side Eastleigh on loan from AFC Bournemouth.

Joe made 19 appearances for the Spitfires in the run up to the play-offs and will officially complete his move on 1st July.

The 25 year old played just 52 times for Bournemouth since signing in 2007, the last time being January 2013.

Partington has also had loan spells with Aldershot and Eastbourne.

He signed for Portsmouth Youth in 2001 after being spotted playing for Gosport and Fareham under 11's before joining the Welsh under 16's in 2005.

Joe follows striker Ross Lafayette and midfielder Josh Payne as Eastleigh FC's third summer signing.