Kwame Poku can challenge for a first-team place at Colchester United next season.
That’s the view of Worthing coach Aarran Racine after the starlet made the move to the League Two outfit.
A number of standout performances from the emerging prospect during his short spell at Woodside Road alerted U’s scouts.
He said: “There’s no reason why Kwame can’t kick on with the under-23s and get into their first team next season.
“He’s shown potential and he could be doing that, we’re hoping he does.”