EASTLEIGH have signed Bradley Hudson-Odoi on a two-month loan from Vanarama National League rivals Sutton United.

The 28-year-old striker/winger – older brother of Chelsea and England’s Under-17 World Cup winner, Callum - will go straight into the Spitfires squad for tomorrow's crunch home game against Maidenhead United at the Silverlake Stadium (7.45pm).

Hudson-Odoi is keen to provide some added spark for the Spitfires following Saturday’s miserable 2-0 home defeat by Barrow that left them 18th in the table.

After meeting up with the squad yesterday, he said: “I’m really excited. I got the call last week from the manager and getting the opportunity to play for such a big club is great.

“Hopefully I can help the club climb back up the table to where it should be.”

Hudson-Odoi signed for Sutton in May last year from Wealdstone where he had just been voted player-of-the-season after scoring 15 league and cup goals.

He played a key part in Sutton’s headline-making FA Cup run, featuring against AFC Wimbledon and Arsenal, but missed the last two months of the campaign due to an Achilles injury.

The Accra-born attacker began his career as a youth player at Fulham and represented Ghana in the 2007 Toulon Under-20 tournament.

His travels have also taken him to Hereford, Grays, Met Police and a loan spell with Maidstone.

Tomorrow's visitors Maidenhead, managed by former West Ham and England star Alan Devonshire, were promoted as VNL South champions last season and are currently five points better off than Eastleigh in 13th.

They drew 1-1 at FA Cup heroes Woking on Saturday, taking a tenth-minute lead through Adrian Clifton before Charlie Carter snuffed it out.