WIDEMAN Ross Stearn has rejoined Sutton United after parting company with Eastleigh today by mutual consent.

The Spitfires had high hopes for Stearn when he joined them a year ago but, for one reason or another, things haven’t worked out.

He leaves the Silverlake having made 31 appearances and scored five goals under three different managers since linking up with the club for an undisclosed fee.

He had signed a two-and-a-half-year contract for the Spitfires and has now rejoined Sutton on a two-year deal.

Chuffed Sutton boss Paul Doswell said: “I’m absolutely delighted with the signing.

"Ross played his best football with us and his ability to cross the ball and score important goals was second to none.”

Saying his farewells to Eastleigh, Stearn admitted: “I am disappointed things didn't work out as first planned, but it wasn’t for want of trying.

“I wish everyone at the club every success and all the best for the future."

He added: "I had a brilliant two years at Sutton and have really missed the dressing room and supporters who were fantastic with me.

"I’ve always kept a look-out for our results and the boys have done an amazing job. It really feels like I’m coming home and to put on the amber shirt again is so exciting.

"It didn’t work out for me at Eastleigh, but it was a decision I made at the time that was best for my family so I have no regrets on that score.

"I’ve missed playing, though, and hopefully can repay the gaffer’s trust and belief in me”.