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Allen aims to turn Quality Street into Celebrations for Eastleigh

MARTIN Allen is looking to turn 'Quality Street' into league 'Celebrations' now that Eastleigh are out of the FA Cup. Following Saturday's 5-1 defeat at Brentford, the Spitfires boss likened his squad to Quality Street having had to field mix-and-match sides ever since arriving from Barnet last month.

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