LONG-SERVING left-back Kevin Nicholson heads a list of five players whom Torquay United are prepared to let out on loan.
The others are four young pros – winger Niall Thompson, midfielder Nathan Craig, striker Ashley Yeoman and 17-year-old defender Jake Hutchings.
Gulls manager Alan Knill revealed that Nicholson, 32, who lost his place to Tom Cruise for last Saturday's 4-2 home win over Cheltenham Town, has asked to be considered for a loan spell.
"It's Nico's choice – he came to me on Monday and said he wanted to go out on loan," said Knill.
"We'll see what happens, but he is an age where he doesn't want to be sat on the bench, and I understand that he needs to play every week.
"With the other lads, most of them have come and asked me if their names can be circulated for a loan.
"I'm not saying that they will all go or at the same time, but they do need competitive games at a good level if possible."
Knill stressed that the current moves would involve only loan deals. No permanent transfers are envisaged at this stage.
All the players involved will remain in contention for this Saturday's League Two visit to Newport County.
Knill said: "We're expecting another tough game, and most people will fancy Newport to beat us.
"But the Cheltenham win was a big boost for everyone, and we've already seen that anybody can beat anybody in this division at the moment."
United renew League acquaintances with Newport after a 25-year gap which saw County slip down to Hellenic League level and even move into exile in Gloucestershire at one stage.
They now play at Newport Gwent Dragons' Rodney Parade ground, but there has been no mistaking the power of their revival in recent years.
Manager Justin Edinburgh probably won't be looking to make changes after last Saturday's 2-0 win at Exeter.