Blue Square Bet South club Eastleigh have announced that
having managed to stave off offers from other clubs for the capture of
midfielder Will Evans from Conference Premier side Hereford United.
Evans finished last season on loan at Conference Premier outfit
Newport County, helping them gain promotion back into the Football League via
the Promotion Play-Offs.
Evans played for Fairford Town and then home-town club
Cricklade before signing for Swindon Town and progressing through their Centre
Having signed his first professional contract in April 2010
after captaining their youth and reserve sides he made his professional debut
in a 3-0 League Cup victory at Southampton in August 2010.
After spending three months on loan at Hereford where he
made six appearances, Evans signed permanently for them in January 2012 on a
A year later he joined Newport County on a loan deal through
to the end of the season.
In March 2012 he scored the fastest goal in Hereford history
in a 2-2 draw at Macclesfield Town - a spectacular 25-yarder fractionally
inside 12 seconds.
The 6’2” capture can play in midfield, central defence or
right-back and has been admired by Eastleigh manager Richard Hill for a number
of years and was unlucky not to have brought him to the Silverlake back in
January when in negotiation with Hereford when the loan signing to Newport went
Hill said: "I first came across Will when I was
involved with Swindon. He was in the under-16 squad and I’ve followed his
“This is the third time I have tried to sign Will at
Eastleigh. The first time was on loan from Hereford last November and the
second was when he went to Newport on loan.
"Will is a good young versatile player who will be an
integral part of the Eastleigh squad."