STOURBRIDGE have boosted their strikeforce ahead of the busy festive period by bringing in former Halesowen hitman Kaiman Anderson.

The striker spent much of last season on-loan at the Grove from Shrewsbury Town, hitting 17 goals in the first half of the campaign before being recalled by his parent club.

It was his second loan stint with the Yeltz and took his overall tally to 26 in 56 appearances.

He now links up with rivals Stourbridge on-loan for two months from Southport, who signed him after his release from Shrewsbury in the summer.

Glassboys boss Gary Hackett is delighted to capture the talented forward ahead of an important run of games.

He said: "We have watched him for a while and thought we'd managed to get him in the summer until Southport offered him a deal.

"He's the first player since Jordan Archer left us that is able to play on the shoulder and will also offer us good pace and power.

"He has good pace and is a good finisher and we're pleased to get him in at an important time.

"Kyle Perry is great at linking play but is also better when he has pace around him. Kaiman could also help bring out the best in him too."

Young forward Brandon Hague returned from injury against Leamington last Saturday but Stour still need more options due to Luke Benbow missing the next two through suspension.

Stour beat Leamington 1-0 in the first round of the FA Trophy at the weekend thanks to Matt Dodd's winner on his 100th appearance for the club.

The victory hands them a second round clash with big-spending Billericay Town, who currently head the Bostik Premier Division.

The club has hit the headlines in recent times for signing the likes of former Premier League stars Paul Konchesky, Jamie O'Hara and Jermaine Pennant following a takeover by millionaire Glenn Tamplin.

The Glassboys will return to league action when they welcome Whitby Town this Saturday (3pm kick-off). That will be followed by a trip to Stafford Rangers on Boxing Day and Marine on Saturday, December 30.

Hackett said: "We know we're on the periphery at the moment and have to put a good run together quickly. The games over Christmas offer us the chance to do that.

"We have been very inconsistent for various reasons this season and we need to put that right.

"We have to stop talking and start picking up the results."

Defender Paul McCone has recovered from illness and is available for Whitby, Jack Duggan has begun light training again and Kennedy Digie could return to Amblecote if over his injury.