WINGER Matt Dodd has re-signed for Stourbridge.

Dodd moved to Hednesford Town in the summer after spending the previous two seasons with the Glassboys but has now chosen to return to the War Memorial Ground.

He made a total of 85 appearances for the club, scoring nine goals, and was instrumental in our FA Cup runs to the second and third rounds in the last two seasons.

Dodd made six appearances for Hednesford in his stint at Keys Park, scoring twice, including the only goal of the game in their 1-0 derby win at Stafford Rangers on Bank Holiday Monday.

Manager Gary Hackett said: “I’m absolutely delighted to have Matt back, and he’s delighted to be back himself. He gives us something extra that we’ve perhaps been lacking so far this season.”

Although Dodd is not cup tied, his signing was not completed in time to be eligible for Saturday’s Emirates FA Cup tie at Loughborough Dynamo, or for any possible replay. He would, however, be eligible for future ties should Stour progress.

Dodd's return follows the capture of two other new arrivals as Hackett looks to bolster his squad further.

Wideman Pierce Kiembi and midfielder Alex Solomon have also linked up.

Kiembi, who had a run-out for Stour in pre-season two seasons ago, has most recently been with Chasetown, and numbers Bedworth United, Worcester City, Daventry Town and German side Bayer Leverkusen amongst his former clubs. He can play on either flank and is included in the travelling squad for Saturday’s match Soloman can play in any position across midfield and appeared in a number of pre-season friendlies for the Glassboys, where he impressed with his work-rate.

Both players will provide additional depth for the squad with the current injuries to Kayelden Brown, Connor Gater and Chris Knight.