Solly fears prompt shock Coleman bid

First published in Football

STOURBRIDGE have confirmed keeper Lewis Solly could be facing a lengthy spell on the sidelines.

Solly, a permanent fixture between the sticks at Amblecote for the best part of a decade, will have a scan on an injured left knee tomorrow.

Only then will the damage be known but the Glassboys were concerned enough to lodge a seven day approach for Halesowen Town stopper Dean Coleman.

Boss Gary Hackett said: “We will know a lot more tomorrow and until then I can’t really comment, though it doesn’t look good in the short-term at least.

“One thing I will say with Lewis is we have been considerably lucky over the years. He has been remarkably consistent and stayed largely injury free.”

Coleman joined the Yeltz for a third spell last month and has previously played for Kidderminster Harriers and Worcester City, along with several other non-league clubs.

Hackett added: “I’ve known Dean for a long time and there is no question he is a quality keeper. It’s a tough situation but we have to plan ahead.”

Yeltz Boss Hill revealed Coleman turned down a switch to Chasetown earlier this month and is happy at the Grove.

He said: “With Stourbridge coming in it becomes a bit more tricky.

“They are still local to Dean and play in a higher league.

“But Dean assures me he is enjoying his football and is willing to commit himself to Halesowen.

“Stourbridge are yet to speak to him but I’m hopeful he will stay. He is playing with a smile on his face and in non-league football, that counts.”

The Glassboys resumed training on Tuesday ahead of this Saturday’s home game with Hitchin Town.

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