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Eastleigh FC put up for sale

Eastleigh FC has been put up for sale by chairman Stewart Donald, who looks set to invest in Sunderland.

The statement in full from Donald reads as follows:

"It is with great sadness and regret that I have to inform the Eastleigh fans that I have put our football club up for sale. I have spent over six years at the club and from the very first moment I arrived I have been welcomed and treated with great respect and kindness and I am truly grateful for the support everyone has given regardless of how well the team have performed at any given time.

"It is an emotional decision for me and one that I did not expect to have to make. However, with my potential involvement in Sunderland, it is a condition that I must relinquish control of Eastleigh. If the rules were different I would have loved to remain with the club for many years to come.

"Eastleigh has become, and will always be, extremely close to my heart. I have always tried to look after the club to the best of my abi…
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