ANDY Hessenthaler’s Eastleigh can expect another thorough examination at the Silverlake Stadium on Saturday (3pm) as they attempt to stretch their unbeaten league run to double figures against Boreham Wood.

The Hertfordshire visitors will roll up in Hampshire with a record signing in tow, having splashed the cash to get powerful frontman Morgan Ferrier back on board from Dagenham & Redbridge this week.

But with last weekend’s 2-2 draw at AFC Fylde taking Eastleigh to nine games without defeat in the Vanarama National League, Hessenthaler expects his players to be buzzing.

“We should be full of confidence with the run we’re on,” he said.

“Fylde have one of the best home records in the league and not many teams will go there and play like we did. The performance was terrific.

“We’re facing another good side in Boreham Wood tomorrow. They play a certain way and we’ve got to match them.

“I don’t know if Ferrier will start, but we played against him earlier in the season at Dagenham and he’s a handful.”

Talking of handfuls, Eastleigh’s own frontline powerhouse Chris Zebroski missed the Fylde game with a hamstring niggle but was back in training today.

The Spitfires will assess him tomorrow, along with centre-back Ayo Obileye, who went off with tendonitis of the knee.

Striker Paul McCallum and long-term absentee Reda Johnson have trained this week, while goalkeeper Ross Flitney, who made way from Graham Stack at Fylde, has had a knee injection.

Midfielder Danny Hollands’ groin still isn’t 100 per cent, so he is again unlikely to feature at the weekend.

“I had a couple of tough calls to make at Fylde and freshened things up a bit,” said Hessenthaler. “Zebroski travelled but wasn’t fit and Rosco (Flitney) wasn’t fit either.

“I left out Yeatesy and Cavs (Mark Yeates and Cav Miley) to give them a bit of a rest, Ryan Cresswell got a full 90 minutes under his belt and Ryan Broom and James Constable came in and were excellent.

“We’ve got most of the squad back now and all of a sudden my job’s got harder, but it’s a nice position to be in when the players on the bench are as good as the ones on the pitch."