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Hill's praise for 'impeccable' Miley

Richard Hill's comments on 21-year-old midfielder Cavaghn Miley:

“I get a lot of criticism for signing older players, but this lad is 21 and he’s been impeccable.

“Brian (Little) raved about him and said to give him a chance, but I had to handle it properly.

“I kept him back because of the seven games (in August) and I thought it was the right time to bring him in today.

“If I’d put in him early, perhaps against Tranmere or Dagenham, it could have ruined him.

“He’s a bit of a hidden player, but, if he plays like that, he won’t be for long.

“I don’t want to go over the top because we’ve all seen young players have good debuts and not progress.

“But it’s up to Cav now.

“He’s very well thought of by the senior lads, which tells you something.”



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Hill's thoughts on the 2-2 draw at Ebbsfleet:

“No disrespect to Ebbsfleet, but we were probably the better team.

“We’re a different type of team this season. We were still trying to win at the end of the game, which was refreshing.

“James Constable thinks he should have scored a second but sometimes you’ve got to give the goalkeeper credit and he (Ashmore) has made an unbelievable save.

“And don’t forget we’ve gone there without (injured quartet) Ben Williamson, Sam Togwell, Gavin Hoyte and Paul McCallum who are all big players for us."

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Ebbsfleet manager and former Spitfires player Daryl McMahon said: “Eastleigh are a very good side. You go through their team and they’ve got hundreds, if not thousands, of League games in their squad.

"Our remit was to go into the division and be competitive and I think we’ve been more than competitive so far."

Jersey boy Cav shines on Eastleigh debut

EASTLEIGH boss Richard Hill reckons young midfielder Cavaghn Miley won't stay under the radar for long if he keeps performing as he did in yesterday's 2-2 National League draw at Ebbsfleet United. The 21-year-old Jersey skipper was a surprise inclusion for the trip to Stonebridge Road which saw the Spitfires share the points for the third time in eight days.

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