STOURBRIDGE boss Gary Hackett praised the professional showing from his side as they returned to winning ways at basement boys Bedworth.

The Glassboys followed up back-to-back draws with a 3-0 success last Saturday.

Luke Benbow, Kaiman Anderson and Greg Mills were all on the scoresheet as the visitors stayed top of the Southern League Central.

They remain two points ahead of second-placed Kettering ahead of this Saturday's visit of Banbury to the War Memorial Ground.

Hackett said: "It was a very professional performance from us because we were on a hiding to nothing really given it was top against bottom.

"You just have to approach it in the right manner and we did that. We did well and in the end had enough quality to get us through.

"It's always nice when your three forwards get on the scoresheet as well and we're the top goalscorers in the division.

"Luke (Benbow) was struggling with illness the week before but was feeling much more like his usual self and got on the scoresheet again. They are all doing well at the moment.

"We have been suffering with a bit of illness in the squad but hopefully we are mostly past that now. We still have a few who are suffering but it's not as bad as it was.

"We now face another tough test against Banbury but we just need to keep wracking up the points.

"Banbury gave us one of our toughest recent games at their place and we'll need to be aware of that."

Stour are now without defender Aaron Hayden after he returned to parent club Wolverhampton Wanderers following his loan spell at Amblecote.

However, Hackett has confirmed that the club are now in discussions with their Premier League neighbours about his return.

The manager is also working on adding to his attacking options ahead of the weekend due to winger Callum Powell still on the sidelines with injury.

He added: "We are in discussions with Wolves and are keen to bring him back. Discussions are just ongoing at the moment so we need to wait and see how they progress.

"We are also looking to bring in someone before the weekend and are talking to our target but we just need to see if we can get it done in time."

Meanwhile, defender Darryl Westlake and Brad Birch should also be back in contention for the Banbury clash.