STOURBRIDGE boss Gary Hackett says he will look to the transfer market in an attempt to fill the gap left by injured star striker Luke Benbow.

Benbow could be out for up to six weeks after suffering a torn hamstring in the last home league game against Curzon Ashton.

After missing the start of the season with a different injury, Benbow burst onto the scene to smash eight goals in three games.

Defender Leon Broadhurst is also carrying a hamstring injury and Hackett is now keen to strengthen the squad with new additions.

He said: "We are now targeting new players in a few different position because of the injuries we have suffered.

"Luke Benbow has been brilliant since he came back into the side and his goals will be missed while he recovers from injury. We want to get someone in as soon as possible.

"We are actively searching to bring in new additions but it is important that we add the quality that will improve us as a team."

Stourbridge have, however, been boosted by the news that Reece Hales' loan from neighbours Kidderminster Harriers has been extended by a further month.

Meanwhile, The Glassboys can now set their sights on a trip to Northern League side Shildon later this month after brushing aside Blaby and Whetstone at the second attempt in the second qualifying round of the FA Cup.

Stour overcame the East Midland Counties Premier outfit 4-1 on Tuesday night.

A delayed start due to traffic problems failed to throw the Glassboys out of their stride and they soon took the lead after 15 minutes when Ben Billingham threaded the ball through for right wing back Kyle Haynes to race through on the overlap and ram home past goalkeeper Ben Jackson.

The Glassboys grabbed a second goal on 35 minutes, Billingham cleverly latching onto a loose ball in the Blaby goalmouth and curling home beyond the despairing reach of Jackson.

Blaby struggled to get into their stride - but should have clawed a goal back deep into first half stoppage time when striker Aaron Preston was put through in the clear, but dwelt on the ball far too long with only goalkeeper Dean Coleman to beat and that gave defender Will Richards enough time to get his foot in and clear.

From the following corner, Blaby defender Ryan Hawker headed wide when placed to have done better.

The second half quickly reached a sudden flashpoint when Blaby defender Ross Lavin flattened Billingham with a crude tackle and was instantly sent off after 52 minutes.

Billingham recovered from his ordeal and the Glassboys quickly made Blaby pay when Louis Harris put Kayeldon Brown clean through to crack home six minutes later.

Blaby looked dead and buried at this point - but the 10 men Leicester side clawed a goal back on 66 minutes when striker Stuart Verrall found himself unmarked when latching onto Karl Towers long range cross and calmly slotted home past an exposed Coleman.

And Blaby should have bagged a second goal two minutes later when the diminutive Levi Porter was put through a dozy Glassboys defence, but Porter promptly fired wide.

Stourbridge shook off their lethargy in time to add a fourth goal on 75 minutes when Brown headed on for substitute Jordan Fitzpatrick to thunder home a well angled drive.

"It was a very professional performance from us to get past Blaby," added Hackett. "We did what we had to do after a poor performance on Saturday.

"The main thing was that we didn't get beaten and had the opportunity to progress. We can now look forward to taking on Shildon."

The Glassboys will welcome Ashton to the War Memorial Ground this Saturday as they look to get back to winning ways in the Northern Premier League.