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Hythe boss Scott Porter looking for new faces as poor run continues

Hythe Town boss Scott Porter has lost patience with his under-performing players and has vowed to ship out those who have "outstayed their welcome" at Reachfields.

Without a single league point in 2013, Hythe have dropped away from the play-off pack in Ryman League, Division 1 South.

Porter criticised the fitness of several players after Saturday’s 4-2 home defeat – their fifth in a row – to Eastbourne Town and has spent this week searching for replacements.

He said: "Some people aren’t good enough, some have been here too long and things need to improve. The only way to do that is to bring people in. Some people have outstayed their welcome, they’ve got into a comfort zone.

"We do everything we can on a Tuesday and Thursday, we tell the lads to look after themselves and not to mug us off because it will show. It showed on Saturday and people got found out big-time.

"It’s time to change. Since Monday I’ve rung every Kent manager in the Ryman Premier and the Conference South, I’ve done everything I can and I’ve even rung Dartford to try to bring players in on loan."

To compound Porter’s woes, he will be without wingers Jake Hobbs and Taser Hassan for this weekend’s clash with Sittingbourne at Bourne Park.

Hobbs injured his hamstring against Eastbourne and will be out for up to three weeks, while Hassan joined a Turkish club on transfer deadline day for a four-figure fee.

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