STOURBRIDGE boss Gary Hackett admits he's under pressure - but no more than he puts on himself to get it right at Amblecote.

The Glassboys have failed to win in their last six league games and have dropped down to 13th place in the Northern Premier.

Matters got worse for Stour when festive fixtures against Whitby and Stafford Rangers brought just one point.

They drew 1-1 at home to Whitby last Saturday before a 1-0 Boxing Day defeat at Stafford.

Hackett said: "No one knows more than me that things aren't going well at the moment.

"I am under pressure but no more than the pressure I put on myself to do well. That's the sort of person I am and I will deal with that.

"I'm not oblivious to the fact, despite being here for many years, that everything isn't rosy.

"We're still doing the best of the Midlands teams but our expectations at this football club mean we want much more.

"Results in the league have just not been good enough and I don't we want to make excuses. The buck stops with me and I do look at myself at times like this.

"The players reacted well against Stafford but we just didn't take the chances.

"One win can change everything and we'll keep working hard to get it right."

On the Stafford defeat, he added: "Over the course of 90 minutes, even though it was tight and tough, we were the better side and had enough half chances to kill the game off.

"We didn't take them but also had two penalty shouts turned down and it's just highly frustrating."

The Glassboys will look to hit back quickly when they go to Marine this Saturday.

That will be followed by the visit of Rushall Olympic to the War Memorial Ground on New Year's Day (3pm kick-off).

Hackett had to change his plans against Stafford after late injuries to both Kyle Perry and Luke Shearer.

The forward duo will now be assessed ahead of the weekend.

However, striker Luke Benbow will be available again after serving a three-game suspension.