Joe Partington: Eastleigh sign AFC Bournemouth defender

Joe Partington
Joe Partington has represented Wales at Under-17, Under-19 and Under-21 levels

Eastleigh have signed defender Joe Partington on a two-year contract after he was released by AFC Bournemouth.

The former Wales Under-21 international spent the second half of last season on loan at the Conference side as they reached the play-offs.

The 25-year-old played 59 times for newly-promoted Bournemouth, his last appearance coming back in January 2013.

Partington joined the Cherries from Portsmouth in 2006 and has had loan spells with Aldershot and Eastbourne.

He is Eastleigh's third summer signing after the arrivals of striker Ross Lafayette and midfielder Josh Payne.