STOURBRIDGE boss Gary Hackett will once again face a major selection headache this weekend as the injury list continues to pile up at Amblecote.

A host of key men for the Glassboys will miss Saturday's trip to take on Stamford.

Striker Luke Benbow will be missing after once again suffering hamstring trouble in last Saturday's 2-1 defeat against Grantham at the War Memorial Ground.

Joining him on the treatment table is defender Exodus Geohaghon, forward Kayleden Brown and recent loanees Reece Webb and Keiran Morris.

They are added to the long-term absence of Ben Billingham.

Hackett said: "It is an unprecedented amount of injuries and has meant I have had to bring in some loan players and last ditch signing, but even they are now unavailable.

"I don't think this will ever happen again but for now it is making it very hard to find continuity from week to week."

However, Hackett says his team must get back to winning ways as soon as possible after a difficult start to the new year.

"We are very aware that we need to start winning again," added the manager. "Results have not been good enough.

"We are taking it one game at a time and need to start performing away from home, regardless of our injury troubles."

Last Saturday's defeat to Grantham made it back-to-back defeats for the Glassboys.

The game could not have got off to a worse start for Stour. With barely 30 seconds played, Paul Grimes spotted Dean Coleman off his line and tried a speculative 40-yard lob from out wide, which dipped perfectly under the crossbar to give the visitors the lead.

Although Luke Benbow hit back immediately with a low effort that forced Dan Haystead into a smart stop, that early set-back seemed to unsettle Stourbridge for a time, and Grantham could easily have gone further ahead.

Stourbridge began to find something of a foothold in the match and Jordan Fitzpatrick might have done better than drag his shot wide after 16 minutes, having worked some space on the edge of the area.

The closing minutes of the half at last saw Stourbridge exert some pressure on the Grantham goal, and an equaliser came five minutes before the break.

Referee Ian Smedley played a good advantage after Josh Quaynor had been brought down on half-way, allowing Chris Knight to get away down the left wing, taking on and beating his full back before sending in a cross that Smikle was able to head beyond Haystead.

Stourbridge took the game to Grantham again after the interval. Hales pounced on a loose back-header on 47 minutes to set up Jordan Fitzpatrick for a shot that flew wide, Williams met Drew Canavan's corner two minutes later with a volley that was also only just off-target, and then Canavan himself fired well over from 20 yards.

Almost inevitably after those missed chances, the Glassboys were made to pay on 54 minutes. A free kick from just outside the penalty area was drifted in and Ben Saunders reacted quickest to steal a march on the home defence and glance his header into the bottom corner.

From there on Stourbridge dominated proceedings to the extent that Coleman had little to do other than collect through balls and deal with back-passes for the remainder of the match. However, for all their pressure, Haystead was rarely called upon to deal with efforts on target and Stour couldn't find a way back.

"We didn't deserve to lose the game," said Hackett. "The work-rate and effort was all there. We now need to carry that on against Stamford."