Adam Hinshelwood says players like Connor Hunte will be invaluable to Worthing in their title bid.

Rebels currently sit top of the BetVictor Isthmian Premier and secured the services of Hunte on loan until the end of the season last week from Dulwitch Hamlet.

Hunte has played for Wolves and Chelsea at youth level as well as being capped by England at U16 and U17’s level and Hinshelwood says his experience is valuable.

He said: “It is invaluable to have a player like him, we now have a few lads who’ve played at a much higher level which helps the younger lads.

“We brought in Connor because we needed somebody who can help us in the final third with Cameron (Tutt) out injured and Jesse (Starkey) still suspended.”

Hunte scored his first goal for the Rebels in the 3-1 victory over Lewes on Wednesday night at the Dripping Pan, but Hinshelwood says that is still plenty more to come from the 23-year-old.

He said: “He has settled in well, but needs more game time as his match fitness is not quite there.

“He’s someone who will get better with time and he can beat players in the final third and he certainly showed that against Lewes.”

Worthing travel to Kingstonian, who are 11th in the table, but Hinshelwood says they are in a false position.

He said: “They are a really good side. Hayden (Bird) has taken a lot of players who were with him at Merstham last year and did so well last season.

“They are a experience side and are in a bit of a false position at the minute as they’ve drawn a lot of games recently, but they have a lot of games in hand due to a good cup run, so they are a top team.”

“We will have to play like we did at Tuesday or even better to get a result against them.”

Hinshelwood is expecting to have full-back Joel Colbran available tomorrow after he missed the win over Lewes due to suffering a knock to his knee, but confirmed Tutt (injured) and Starkey (suspended) will miss the game.