EASTLEIGH boss Andy Hessenthaler does not foresee any new arrivals between now and the end of the season.

The Spitfires, whose slender National League play-off hopes are hanging by a thread, freed up some room in the squad last week.

Left-back Frazer Shaw moved on after limited first-team opportunities and experienced striker James Constable and young goalkeeper Mark Childs went out on loan to Poole Town and Gosport Borough respectively.

Asked if that had created an opening for potential new arrivals, Hessenthaler said: “Not really, no. Not unless we get any major problems.

“Beano (Constable) came to see me and I couldn’t guarantee him a regular place. At his age he wanted to play and we respected his wishes on that. Poole came in for him and he’s gone there for a month to play a few games.

“Frazer Shaw was non-contract and we decided to make the decision on him early so he could sort his future out. We said to go and fix himself up somewhere else.

“If something was highlighted and we did bring someone new in, it would have to be with a view to this year and next, not just for now. It would be something for the future.”

Given today's blizzard conditions, the chances of Saturday’s game at Barrow AFC going ahead seem remote.

“The weather forecast doesn’t look very pretty,” said Hessenthaler.

“I know the Barrow manager Ady Pennock well, he played for me at Gillingham. It would be good to see him, but it’s a long trip.”

Weekend games are already falling as heavily as the snow with the fixtures at Boreham Wood, Chester, Ebbsfleet, Guiseley, Maidenhead and Tranmere all called off early.