IAN Long says recent friendlies have only highlighted Stourbridge's need to add more firepower ahead of the new season.

The Glassboys have beaten Walsall Wood 2-1 and AFC Wulfrunians 6-1 so far this summer but drew 0-0 with Romulus on Tuesday night.

Against AFC Wulfrunians, Andre Landell bagged a brace to add to strikes from Will Grocott, Mike Taylor, Greg Mills and Jake Evans.

However, the goals dried up at Romulus leaving Long preparing to bolster his attacking options.

Before Stour's friendly programme started, Long was open to adding another forward but now it has become a priority.

He said: "Against Romulus we were lacking a bit of cutting edge. It was that area of the pitch that let us down.

"We need to bring at least one forward in, maybe two. It's something we knew once Luke Benbow left and we missed out on a few people we wanted.

"We are looking at a number of targets now and will hopefully get someone in soon.

"That's the one thing that has been obvious so far that we want to put right.

"Andre Landell has probably been our brightest striker so far but he picked up a slight hamstring injury."

On the last two friendlies, he added: "In a respectful way, I don't think AFC Wulfrunians were that great against us and made some mistakes that we were able to capitalise on.

"We knew we'd have tougher tests and that was the case against Romulus. They really impressed me and gave us a good test and pushed us all the way, which will have helped our fitness a lot."

Stourbridge will continue their pre-season programme at rivals Halesowen on Saturday before welcoming Kidderminster Harriers to Amblecote next Monday.

Jake Evans may struggle with a foot injury but Jordaan Brown could continue his comeback from a hamstring problem.

Long said: "The Halesowen game is only a friendly but it's one we'd still like to win. The fans would enjoy that.

"It is just about minutes in the legs at this stage though and I'd certainly swap a win now for one on the opening day of the season. That's what it's all about."