Adam Hinshelwood has revealed how young professionals are benefitting from time on loan at Worthing – and vice-versa.

Jack Wadham, a midfielder from Bournemouth, and young Southampton goalkeeper Josh Jeffries helped Rebels to an excellent 4-1 win at Truro to see them up to second place in Vanarama National League south.

Meanwhile, Bailey Smith is playing well for Albion under-21s after spending the first half of the season with Worthing.

Rebels boss Hinshelwood said: “It’s that competitive nature of having to perform.

“Bailey said he felt a little bit nervous when we played an FA Cup tie.

“It is getting used to those types of games.

“We have got the lad from Southampton who said he had never played in front of a crowd like that before when we had about 1,800.

“He said it was the first time he had played in front of a crowd like that, where you have fans behind the goal giving you stick.

“It is good insight into what you are going to come up against if you’re in the Brighton or Southampton first team.

“What they give us is quality players who are full-time, really fit, good on the ball and have a lot of know how.”

Jeffries, who is competing for the No.1 spot with former Albion youngster Roco Rees, impressed at Truro.

Hinshelwood said: “He did really well. Nice and comfortable with the ball at his feet and he came for a couple of big crosses.

“We have got good competition in all areas.”

Worthing impressed despite missing several players and Hinshelwood expects similar standards at Tonbridge tomorrow.

He said: “It seemed to bring everyone together with us being low on numbers.

“We had lots of possession and passed the ball well on a difficult surface.

“It was arguably one of our best performances of the season and we are looking to build on that.”

Worthing are still planning to add to the squad.

Saturday (3pm unless stated)

Vanarama National League, south: Hampton and Richmond v Eastbourne Borough, Tonbridge Angels v Worthing.

Pitching In Isthmian League, premier: Billericay v Lewes, Canvey Island v Horsham, Carshalton v Hastings, Margate v Bognor, Whitehawk v Cray Wanderers.

Isthmian, south-east: Ashford United v East Grinstead, Broadbridge Heath v Three Bridges, Chichester v Beckenham, Lancing v Cray Valley PM, Merstham v Burgess Hill, Sheppey v Littlehampton.

Southern Combination, premier: Bexhill v Haywards Heath, Crawley Down Gatwick v Horsham YMCA, Crowborough v Peacehaven, Eastbourne United v Midhurst, Hassocks v Little Common (2pm), Loxwood v Lingfield, Newhaven v Uckfield, Pagham v Eastbourne Town, Saltdean v Shoreham, Steyning v Varndeanian.