Eastleigh FC Captain Joe Partington has joined League One Bristol Rovers in what has been reported as a “record deal” by the Hampshire based club.

Partington, who is a right back but can fill in as a centre half, is immediately available for selection in todays game.

The defender has represented Wales at U-21 level, winning 8 caps and making a total of 63 appearances for The Spitfires.

Eastleigh have remarked that the deal is “a club record transfer fee” although actual figures of the deal have not been released.

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