Stourbridge FC have been handed some positive news after influential midfielder Leon Broadhurst snubbed an approach from BGB Midlands rivals, Chasetown, and pledged his future to the club until the end of the present campaign.

The long-serving midfielder has been in fine form this season for the Glassboys this season and is currently the club's second top scorer with 14 goals.

Manager Gary Hackett was delighted Broadhurst had decided to stay on.

He said: "We're really happy that Leon has decided to stay with us.

"He is a good all-round midfielder and he'll be a big asset for us for the remainder of the season.

"I will talk to him before the end of the season and sit down to discuss his future then, but for the moment, we're delighted.

"Chasetown are an ambitious club, but we have ambitions of our own and we want to be challenging for promotion."

Hackett will now be hoping his midfield maestro will have his shooting boots with him when they travel to Gloucestershire to take on fellow promotion hopefuls Bishops Cleeve (3pm kick-off).

The in-form home side have won their last four matches to climb above Stourbridge into a play-off place. The Glassboys though did record a league double over their opponents last season and they will be hoping to welcome back winger Kyle Hadley after recovering from a bruised kidney, which required him to receive treatment in hospital earlier this month.

Meanwhile, the club are offering free admission to Monday night's youth team derby with near neighbours Lye Town at Amblecote (kick-off 7-30pm). The Glassboys senior side are currently in the middle of a run of games that has left them without a home game for five weeks, but Stourbridge officials are hoping to entice some of their regular support along to see their latest crop of youngsters in action. Mick Wooldridge's side have enjoyed good runs in both the F A Youth Cup and the Midland Floodlit Youth League Cup this season, but they were beaten 3-0 at Hednesford Town in Monday night's League Cup semi-final.

This week the club have also become an FA Charter Standard Adult Club. The Football Association Charter Clubs' Scheme is designed to help clubs at all levels to improve the service they provide and assist them in raising standards and adopting good practice. The scheme also acts as a quality assurance benchmark and rewards well-run clubs. The Adult Club Award shows that clubs demonstrate management, insurance, first aid qualifications and codes of conduct.

Club press officer, Nigel Gregg, said: "The award is testimony to the hard work undertaken by the Glassboys staff and officials over the past few years in developing the club on and off the field."

Causeway United will be back at the War Memorial Ground this Saturday when they entertain Alvechurch in the Midland Alliance.

United sit fourth in the table after playing out a hard-fought 0-0 with top-of-the-table Atherstone at Amblecote last weekend.

Alvechurch currently lie in eighth position but will be looking for revenge after Causeway knocked them out of the FA Vase earlier in the season.