Lewes boss Steven King has slammed the minority of fans calling for his head insisting: "I will get it right."

The bookies' pre-season title favourites have made a disappointing start with two wins in their first nine games and are 13th in Conference south going into tomorrow's home match against Newport County.

King has reacted by putting five of his summer signings on the transfer list.

Paul Booth, Jay Saunders and Anthony Storey have all been made available for transfer or loan while Lewis Hamilton and Lewis Cook, who are both on loan at Worthing, have also been told they can go.

Inquiries have already been received for two players and King expects one of them to leave in a permanent deal today.

King's record during the last three years has been phenomenal. He has taken the club from relative obscurity to the brink of the Conference National and he insists debate about his position on the club's website forum is unfair.

King said: "Where are these people calling for my head coming from? This is my fourth year at the club. We won the league and the play-offs in my first year, reached the play-offs in my second year and reached the play-offs and won the Sussex Senior Cup in my third year.

"What do people want? We are nine games in and people are saying, He has taken the club as far as he can'. It was not my fault the club didn't go up last year or the year before.

"I want to get things right because at the moment they are not right. I am not going to hide from that.

"On Tuesday, I did a 200-mile round trip to watch an experienced player. I went to Newport on Wednesday to watch them play. If, by going to Newport, I can pick up just a little information that will help us then I will do it.

"Things can easily change. We are not bottom of the league. When it clicks someone will get turned over big time. I hope that happens sooner rather than later."

Booth, Saunders and Storey were transfer-listed after a disappointing 3-2 defeat at previously winless Thurrock on Monday when Lewes conceded a two-goal half-time advantage.

King's decision to regularly change his squad has been questioned by fans, although the majority are strongly supportive of their manager.

Almost 100 players have been used in King's four seasons in charge but the Lewes boss says he stands by his policy of trying to improve the squad wherever he can.

King said: "I changed the squad in my first year, I did it in my second year and I did it again last year. What happened? The proof is there for all to see.

"If you think you are bringing in better players who can take you to the next level, what is wrong with that?

"I don't get all the signings right but you watch them play and think they are decent players. Sometimes they are not what you want when you work with them, they don't do what you tell them to.

"Also players leave for different reasons. I did not want to lose some of the players who left in the summer.

"I have signed players who are not right. Do you leave them in there or make changes? It has always been my policy to try to improve the team and I don't think I have got it far wrong so far."

King is hoping to sign two fullbacks while influential pair Dean Hooper and Paul Kennett will still be missing through injury tomorrow.