EASTLEIGH boss Lee Bradbury revealed that summer signing Brennan Camp turned down League Two sides to join the National League outfit.

Dorchester-born Camp, who was raised in Portland, was initially spotted by Bournemouth whilst playing for Weymouth.

He has since spent time on loan at Portland, Poole Town, Dorchester, and Weymouth.

Camp spent the closing stages of last campaign on loan at the Silverlake from Cherries, making 15 appearances and scoring one goal.

When his contract expired, Bradbury was quick to make a move.

Echosport understands that Cherries did not offer the defender new terms, meaning that despite being a full-time club, Eastleigh did not have to pay any compensation to secure his services.

Discussing the capture of the defender, Bradbury told Echosport: “I think it worked in our favour that he came here (last year), done well, enjoyed his football.

“He knew he was going to have a good chance to play.

“He had League Two teams after him, offering more money, but he wanted to be here, he wanted to be part of a new project that I'm putting together and believed in the club and signed for a couple of years.

“So it's a great signing for us because it was excellent for us last year.”