Halesowen Town boss Martin O'Connor is set to wield the axe on under-fire goalkeeper James Dormand following a string of howlers in the first month of the campaign.

The 20-year-old shot stopper has had a nightmare between the sticks in the club's opening six games and his poor form and lack of confidence again cost his side dear when he was at fault for a last minute winner for Corby Town in their 2-1 win at the Grove on Tuesday.

O'Connor(pictured) confirmed he would be pulling Dormand out of the firing line for Saturday's clash at home to Yate Town on Saturday(3pm).

He said: "I've stuck by James but enough is enough.

"His confidence has gone at the moment and I've got no other option but to pull him out of there for the time being.

"It's got to the point where it is no longer an isolated incident and I can't justify his selection to the other players who are working their socks off to block shots and stop crosses.

"It's a shame for the lad because he was superb for us last year and now it's my job to get his confidence back one way or another."

Reserve team goalkeeper Chris Jay is now set for his first start of the season although O'Connor did confirm he was eyeing up a possible loan deal for an unnamed target.

The Yeltz boss added: "I have been looking around for another keeper but as yet nothing has come about because of one thing or another.

"I have enquired about one keeper from a higher division and I'm waiting for a call to see whether that deal could happen.

"If not Chris(Jay) will get a chance and I'm sure he won't let us down.

"He showed when he came into the team last season he has ability."

Tuesday evening's defeat came on the back of a 2-2 draw away at Merthyr Tydfil on Saturday and the manager believes one point from these two encounters was below par.

O'Connor's problems have been further compounded by the impressive Shane Paul suffering a shoulder injury in the loss to Corby.

The former Aston Villa apprentice has scored three goals since his summer arrival but he's now set to spend time on the sidelines.

He joins a long list of casualties including Duane Darby, Paul Devlin, Gary Knight, Ed Booth, Liam McDonald and Azariah O'Garro who are all doubts for the weekend.

The manager has been able to bring in one player however, with former West Bromwich Albion trainee defender Jeff Forsyth joining up with the Yeltz.

Although it's unclear what part he will play on Saturday, he is likely to be given a run-out against Birmingham City at the Grove on Tuesday evening in the Birmingham Senior Cup (7.45pm kick off).