Whitehawk want to see more from Lucas Rodrigues after he shone on his debut.

Rodrigues was unlucky not to force at least one penalty in the 3-1 defeat at Hungerford on Monday.

He could be given another chance to shine when Weston-super-Mare visit tomorrow.

Boss Paul Reid and his staff are still looking for new players and hope the end of the transfer window could spark the loan market into life.

But Rodrigues, born in Brazil and raised in Brighton, could have a role a to play.

Reid said: “I played him wide on the left and he did really well. He has been champing at the bit to get a start. He is enthusiastic, he works hard and he desperately wants to make his way.

“It has been a main focus for all of us on the management team to improve the squad but it is easier said than done. Between myself, Alan Payne, Kevin Watson and our goalkeeping coach Dean Lightwood, we have contacted every club within 150 miles but it has not been as fruitful as we hoped.”

Reid has been encouraged by recent performances and hopes to see points follow in the battle to escape the drop zone.

He added: “It was a disappointing result on Monday but the performance was good.

“Our performances at Chelmsford and Hungerford deserved more. We have been on the wrong end of one or two decisions as w