Worthing goalkeeper Josh Jeffries has been told he can benefit from a night in the storm.

The 18-year-old on loan from Southampton made a big error to gift Slough a first-minute lead in the 1-1 midweek draw.

He produced a couple of decent saves after that and kept faith with the plan to pass the ball from the back, even in stormy conditions.

Worthing came back for a 1-1 draw on which they will look to improve when Torquay visit tomorrow in Vanarama National League south.

Rebels boss Adam Hinshelwood asks a lot of his goalkeepers with his plan to pass out from so deep.

He knows Tuesday’s game was a test of character and confidence for Jeffries but felt he came through it.

Hinshelwood said: “He grew into the game. It’s very difficult for a young lad, in difficult conditions, and he made a mistake.

“But I thought he showed a lot of character, to be honest.

“That’s why these clubs are entrusting their players to come here.

“He kept on playing, made some good saves.

“It would have been very easy for his head to drop and it definitely didn’t so he has got to be pleased.

“He will learn a lot from the game.”

Worthing remain second in the table but Hinshelwood is not totally happy with his options.

He said: “We are trying to pick a squad and we have got three or four who are good for the bench and 20 minutes and it’s just not good enough.

“We need more players who are ready to go, 90 minutes, Saturday, Tuesday, Saturday.

“That is what is expected and we haven’t got enough of them.”

Reel now look to complete a notable double over the Gulls, whose boss Gary Johnson recently hit back at fans who were criticising his players.

Their early-season 3-0 win at Torquay was one of the highlights of their season.

Hinshelwood said: “That was a really good performance down there.

“They will have a good gameplan.

“Gary is a very experienced manager and they will come and try and put that right and it has got all the makings for a good game.

“We are hoping to get a nice big crowd in.