JOHN Hill hopes Dan Udoh can end his time with the Yeltz on a high note against Matlock Town.

Second-from-bottom Halesowen go to 17th-placed Matlock this Saturday in search of their first win in seven games.

The clash also brings Crewe Alexandra forward Udoh's loan spell at the Grove to an end.

The striker has netted seven times for the club this season, including the memorable double against rivals Stourbridge back in October.

Hill called for his side to start taking their chances after last Saturday's 1-1 draw at home to fellow strugglers Marine and thinks Udoh could be the answer one final time.

He said: "Dan Udoh has done great and his goals have really helped us.

"He's also a model professional, carries himself well and mixes well with the group.

"It's clear that Crewe have a really talented player on their hands and it'd be great if we could have him back here in January.

"But six weeks is a long time in football and if that doesn't happen then we'd all wish him well for the future.

"We'd all love to say that we played a part in helping him into the Crewe first team and hopefully that can happen for him.

"Hopefully he can sign off with another goal on Saturday."

Hill also underlined his frustration, however, that his side couldn't put away their chances last Saturday, adding: "Against Marine I was just very disappointed. If you keep missing your chances you know it'll come back to haunt you.

"The chances fell to the right people as well but we couldn't convert. That has to change this weekend."

The boss is expecting another tough test on the road, especially with experienced defender Asa Charlton missing through suspension.

"As the away side we are going to have stay solid and stay in the game as long as we can," he said. "Then it will be all about taking one of our chances.

"We are creating opportunities at the moment which is the encouraging thing."

Brad Lewis, deployed out on the left flank against Marine, could slot in to cover for Charlton's absence as part of a reshuffle at Matlock.

Jack Kelly is now only three weeks away after surgery on the hand injury picked up against Stourbridge.