Worthing have reinforced their faith in youth by showing the door to five senior players.

The emergence of the likes of James Fraser, Jamie Brotherton and Steve Bantock has prompted a clearout at Woodside Road.

In addition to the five players leaving, manager Danny Bloor has written off an absent striker and sent another out on loan.

And in a week of big changes at the club, former favourite Liam Collins is returning on a month's loan from Yeading and the club are also hoping to take Joe Keehan on a temporary deal from Eastbourne Borough.

Among those on their way out are Czech pair Viktor Dolista and Jiri Dohnal, who have played just five games between them since signing last month.

The two Czech mates were in the same Sparta Prague squad which boasted Arsenal's Tomas Rosicky before they moved on to play for Lokomotiv Prague in the Czech third division. They signed for Eastbourne Borough at the start of the season before joining the Rebels but Bloor is not convinced they can significantly add to the squad.

Also gone are one-time Arsenal winger Michael Gordon, defender Ricardo Joseph and midfielder Jemal Carr.

Former West Ham, Oxford and Lewes striker Manny Omoyinmi is also considered to be out of the picture as Bloor has not heard from him since he missed the Ramsgate game last month with an injury.

In addition Tom Lawley has joined County League side East Preston on a month's loan, although that is purely to get games under his belt.

Lawley has scored twice for Worthing this season and is part of the impressive group of youngsters who have broken through at Woodside Road since the start of the campaign.

Fraser and Brotherton have each scored in the last two games, Fraser in the 2-1 defeat of Walton and Hersham last Saturday and Brotherton in the midweek Sussex Senior Cup defeat of Burgess Hill, while Steve Bantock made his first start for the club in the latter game.

Bloor said keeping within his budget restrictions, together with the progress of the young players, were the reasons behind the exit of players.

He said: "The Czech boys have gone. We didn't feel they were better than what we have already, although that is not to say they are not good players.

"The same with the other three. They are all good players in their own right but I can't keep everyone. I have to keep within my budget, a budget I am perfectly happy with. This is just sensible house-keeping.

"Both Alan Pook (director of football) and myself feel the young boys have a lot to offer and they are ahead of schedule.

"We thought they would be pushing for first team places after Christmas but Steve Bantock, James Fraser and Jamie Brotherton all played 90 minutes against Burgess Hill and in my opinion were three of our better players.

"We also have Rikki Banks, our goalkeeper who is only 18, and Stuart Axten, who was on the bench the other night. There is also Jason Winch and Carley Akehurst so the future is very exciting."

Worthing are at home tomorrow to Slough Town, who are just one place above them in Ryman premier. Midfielder Collins, who left at the end of last season, could feature if his loan move is completed in time while recent signing Leo Day comes back in after missing the midweek match with Burgess Hill as he was cup-tied.

Bloor is waiting to hear on the availability of Sam Francis who played the entire second half against the Hillians, only his second appearance of the season.

Danny Davis and Mark Watson both play before starting a suspension which rules them out of the match at Staines Town on Tuesday.

Bloor said: "This is a massive match because if we can beat Slough we can move out of the bottom four."