Hinshelwood: We have got to bring new players in

Goalkeeper Lucas Covolan is still around five weeks away from a playing return after breaking his arm back in October
Goalkeeper Lucas Covolan is still around five weeks away from a playing return after breaking his arm back in October

Adam Hinshelwood is looking to add some fresh faces to his Worthing squad as the club’s injury crisis continues.

Several key first-team members are out at the moment and Hinshelwood admits he does not have the strength in depth to sustain a Bostik League Premier Division promotion push.

Goalkeeper Lucas Covolan, defenders Alfie Young and Aarran Racine, along with forward Ollie Pearce, have all been long-term absentees.

Striker David Ajiboye and midfielder Danny Barker have both struggled in recent weeks, while Worthing’s boss is also concerned at the amount of football James Crane and Alex Parsons are getting through.

And Hinshelwood feels now is the time to act.

He said: “I think we have got to bring in players now.

“It’s now been highlighted our squad depth is not at the level it needs to be.

“You can keep mulling over and wait for the injured players to come back or we can be quite bold and do something about it.

“That’s got to be the way we go in the position we’re in.

“We’ve got to look at the fans we get and the supporters we take away from home and understand our performances have not been good enough.

“Even on Saturday (winning at Tonbridge Angels) we were lucky to get a win, in my opinion. I don’t want to be going to places getting lucky to get wins, so we’ve got to address it.”

Following the shock Senior Cup exit at Eastbourne Town, Worthing have now won just one of their previous seven matches.

But Hinshelwood is hoping some key players will return to give them a much-needed boost.

“Hopefully we can get one or two players back, which hopefully gives us a chance.”

Worthing host Haringey Borough in the league on Saturday.