Tommy Taylor yesterday began a mini clear-out as Darlington striker Adam Marsh joined UniBond League side Whitby Town on a month's loan, while three others have been told they can leave.

Dutch goalkeeper Frank van der Geest, French centre-back Alex Jeannin and Trinidad & Tobago's Clint Marcelle are all looking around as Taylor attempts to cut the wage bill after the arrival of Ian Clark and loan signings Dan Chillingworth and Gary Caldwell.

Nineteen-year-old Marsh joined Quakers from Worksop Town in December last year but has struggled to make an impact at Feethams, scoring one goal in 12 appearances, although eight of those were as a substitute.

He won't be eligible for Whitby's FA Cup replay at Plymouth on Tuesday as the deadline passed two weeks ago.

Jeannin - who has incurred six bookings in 13 games this season - was a regular until Taylor's arrival, but some shaky displays have knocked him down the pecking order with Newcastle loanee Caldwell being brought in to play at the back.

"I need players like Caldwell, I thought he was outstanding the other night," said Taylor.

"At least Reed gets a head in or a tackle in. We don't need fancy people at the back. He's a good passer of the ball.

"Centre-forwards will give you two seconds and then you've got to either pass it or boot it.

"I saw him against Scunthorpe, Halifax and Shrewsbury and that was enough for me."

Marcelle has been a big disappointment since arriving from Hull City in February, failing to score in 16 games.

Taylor said: "I've told his agent he can go tomorrow if he can find a club who want him. He trains with the first team but he wants to go to the US to play and we've told people over there he's available."

For Tuesday's win over Rochdale van der Geest, 28, was replaced as substitute keeper by 19-year-old Keith Finch, who has one professional match to his name, albeit an excellent 45 minutes against Southport in the FA Cup two years ago.

Taylor explained: "He's back in Holland looking for a club. There's no problem between us, we're just doing him a favour because he's a good keeper and at his age he should be playing first-team football and Collett is always going to be ahead of him.

"He's got a family to look after and he should be playing regularly."

Despite Finch's inexperience, Taylor said: "If Andy gets injured I can bring someone on loan. It's a gamble I'm prepared to take and I'll be the one to blame if anything goes wrong because I'm the manager."

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