A classy left-back, Michael signed for a second spell with the Spitfires in October 2011 after three months with League Two outfit, Port Vale.

Michael’s first stint at the Silverlake, following a move from Wessex League team Christchurch, ended without his making a competitive outing. The impression he went on to make at AFC Totton was such that Micky Adams saw fit to entice him to the Potteries.

Eastleigh benefited from Michael’s desire to return south, and were able to complete his permanent transfer one month after he initially returned.