James Constable: Eastleigh have allowed standards to slip in 2016

James Constable
Eastleigh have failed to win any of their nine matches in 2016

Eastleigh striker James Constable admits the National League side have allowed their standards to slip since the start of the year.

They have not won since beating Kidderminster on 19 December and they are now 10th in the table.

But Constable, 31, is hoping fortunes will change at home to National League leaders Cheltenham on Tuesday.

"We should not be going four or five games on the bounce without getting a win," he told BBC Radio Solent.

"We have let our standards drop slightly. It's hard to put your finger on it, but as a group, we are more than good enough to pick up results.

Despite their disappointing run of form, Chris Todd's side remain only six points outside the play-off places.

And Constable is confident recent Spitfires signing Matt Tubbs will find his scoring boots.

Tubbs has failed to find the net in any of his three appearances since joining on loan from Portsmouth.

"I have played with Tubbsy at England C level and have known him for years," said Constable.

"He is the sort of player you want in your squad and he is definitely one who can go out there and get us some goals."

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