HALESOWEN Town boss Morell Maison has proved he's not a man to be messed with after he showed the door to Ruben Wiggins Thomas only a few weeks after signing him.

The young winger was picked up from Hucknall Town but his all-round behaviour in his short spell at the Grove was below the standard Maison expects of his players so he was axed.

The manager said: "I just wasn't happy with him.

"He didn't turn up to the Bedford game because he said he was lost and that just doesn't sit comfortably with me.

"When he did perform his form was poor and he didn't train well so he's not the sort of player I want here.

"Players who come here need to be 100 per cent committed to this club just like I am.

"We have high ambitions here and the players need to match these.

"One thing for sure is that I do not suffer fools."

Following Thomas out of the Grove is midfielder Ian Cooper.

After 101 starting appearances Cooper has joined up with former Yeltz boss Paul Holleran at Rushall Olympic in a bid to get some match action after missing a large chunk of last season and the early part of this campaign with a knee injury.

Summer signing Duane Darby has also moved after he was handed the Bromsgrove Rovers manager's job on a short-term basis.

The 34-year-old was snapped up by former manager Martin O'Connor in the summer but after only four appearances the former Hull City and Notts County frontman was laid low with an achilles injury.

Darby had been coaching Rovers Academy but following Rod Brown's departure last month he has been put in charge of first-team matters.

The Yeltz are set to visit the Victoria Ground on Boxing Day and Maison is looking forward to pitting his wits against the novice manager.

He said: "I wish him all the best in his new role and I look forward to seeing him in the dugout for what should be a great Boxing Day clash."

The manager has been able to bring one new face in after his European scouting network put him on the trail of 22-year-old Portuguese centre half Decio Gomez.

The big defender was an un-used substitute for Saturday's convincing 2-0 win at home to Mangotsfield, which came courtesy of goals from Scott Lycett and Dennis Pearce.

Gomez will be fighting for a starting berth with Stuart Pierpoint who rejected an approach from Conference North outfit Redditch United this week.

The Yeltz are without a league match at the weekend so have arranged a friendly against Sutton Coldfield Town at the Grove this Saturday (3pm kick-off).

The match will give supporters the chance to have a look at some of the new faces as well as one or two trialists who will be out to impress the management team.

Entrance to the game will be £5 for adults, £2 for OAPs and £1 for children.