MATT Clarke says Halesowen Town's players must build on their confidence-boosting win over Whitby.

The Yeltz picked up a vital home victory with a 3-1 success last Saturday to edge themselves further from the bottom of the Northern Premier League.

A double from Shrewsbury loanee John McAtee and a goal for Jack Kelly following an injury absence handed Hales their fourth home win of the season.

Assistant manager Clarke was pleased with the win and is targeting more home comforts when Nantwich visit the Grove this Saturday (3pm kick-off).

He said: "Home games are so important. We have targeted them for picking up some important points and it was great to get the win from a really big game.

"I think we were poor for the first 20 minutes, went behind and had to weather the storm a little. But after that we have done well and looked really dangerous going forwards.

"The Nantwich game is going to be a tough test because they have played less games than us and I think they're in a false position.

"We now need to try and go on a little run though. A win like the one against Whitby can give everyone a big boost."

McAtee's double helped Hales bag three goals in a game for just the second time since their 4-3 win at home to Lancaster in October. The forward, who is on-loan until January 1, also hit a brace on that occasion.

Clarke and manager John Hill have also bolstered their striker options with the arrival of Redditch United hitman Spencer Weir-Daley.

They moved quickly to secure the Montserrat international after forward Dan Udoh's returned to Crewe Alexandra at the end of his loan spell.

Starting his career at Nottingham Forest, 32 year old Daley has also played for Notts County, AFC Telford, Boston United, Corby Town, Kettering Town and Hednesford Town before signing for Redditch in July 2017. He has played twice for Montserrat and during his league career, has made over 350 appearances and scored more than 140 goals. He leaves Redditch having scored 13 goals in 21 games this season.

Clarke added: "We didn't manage to get the deal over the line in time for the Whitby game but he could now feature this Saturday.

"We're really pleased to get him. He found himself on the bench recently but he's still very ambitious and wants to be playing games."