Eastbourne Borough forward James Walker has been told he is free to find another club.

But manager Tommy Widdrington has made it clear he would like to keep on-loan midfielder Frankie Raymond.

Former Charlton and Southend striker Walker has failed to score in 15 appearance since rejoining Borough at the start of the season.

He was recently sidelined by illness, having also been injured earlier in the campaign, and has now been told he does not fit into the immediate plans at Priory Lane.

Widdrington said: “I have told him he can go and play elsewhere if he wants to.

“I feel with the breaks in fitness he has found it very difficult to get to the level I want him to get to and ultimately strikers will be judged on goals.

“The door is not shut. The decision is down to him whether he dual-signs somewhere or gets another club. He hasn’t told me what he is doing yet.”

Raymond moved from Borough to League Two side Dagenham and Redbridge in the summer but returned on loan last month.

He has three games remaining of his initial one-month loan spell but Widdrington said: “We would like to keep him longer, some of that will be down to his parent club.”

Matt Aldred serves a one-match ban as Borough visit Havant and Waterlooville today. Centre-back Adam Watts, who is recovering from a broken toe, is the only absentee.