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Eastleigh have agreed to give Fulham first refusal on Sam Wilson after the young striker impressed during a trial at Mostpur Park.

The Blue Square South side said in a statement that they would not encourage interest from other sides prior to January and that the position would be revisited in the new year:

On Monday, Eastleigh FC had a long conversation with Fulham FC in respect of Sam Wilson. FFC were very, very impressed with Sam – and they will continue to monitor his progress in the coming months.

We have agreed with Fulham that we will not covet interest in the player from other Clubs for a period of time – and review that situation in the New Year.

Fulham had beaten off competition from four Football League sides to take the 16 year-old on trial earlier this month. Wilson will now return to first-team action with Eastleigh and is available for selection for their Hampshire Senior Cup tie against Aldershot this evening.