Eastleigh: Connor Essam and Mikael Mandron join National League club

Connor Essam
Connor Essam featured in Dover's run to the National League play-offs last season

National League Eastleigh have signed defender Connor Essam and striker Mikael Mandron ahead of next season.

Essam, 23, joins from Leyton Orient on a one-year deal, having previously been on loan at Dover last season.

French-born Mandron, 21, has agreed a two-year deal with the Spitfires having been released by Sunderland.

He made seven appearances during a loan spell with Hartlepool last season, scoring in an FA Cup second-round replay win against Salford City.

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