MATT Tubbs has joined newly-promoted Havant & Waterlooville on a two-year deal.

The 32-year-old striker, who ended last season at Eastleigh, is linking up again with his old AFC Bournemouth boss Lee Bradbury at Westleigh Park.

Salisbury-born Tubbs becomes the Hawks’ first summer signing after they booked their ticket back to the National League South just a year after relegation.

He is well-known in the Portsmouth area having spent just over a year at Fratton Park before joining Eastleigh on loan for the latter part of the 2015/16 campaign.

Following his release from Pompey last summer, Tubbs signed for Forest Green Rovers and Sutton United before Eastleigh boss Richard Hill brought him back to the Silverlake in March to help steady the ship.

He made nine appearances for the Spitfires, scoring one goal, as they secured National League survival.

Looking forward to his new challenge with Bradbury’s Hawks, Tubbs said: “Lee signed me when he was at Bournemouth, so we both know what we are about.

“I will give it 100 per cent and remain confident in my ability to do a job.”