STOURBRIDGE could be forced to look for a new striker if Jamie Insall secures a move to Scottish giants Hibernian.

Insall has spent a week having a trial with the Scottish Championship outfit with a view to making a permanent move to Edinburgh.

Their manager Alan Stubbs even asked to keep Insall for an extra few days after he impressed the former Everton and Celtic defender.

Losing former Kidderminster Harriers man Insall would be a blow to the Glassboys after the forward's fine form during pre-season.

Stour assistant manager Jon Ford said: "He has been there for more than a week now and has apparently done quite well and they have been pleased with what they have seen.

"From a purely selfish perspective it would be great if he came back to us, but if he was to get a chance to play full time football with Hibs then we would all be very happy for him.

"It would be a big blow to us and we would have to go out and replace him.

"We would be in the market for a forward and already have targets in mind. It was a position we want to strengthen even if Insall stays.

"We won't panic and will make sure we get the right person. We already have a strong side so won't have to rush into anything."

The Glassboys are set to hear by the end of the week if Hibs will be offering Insall a deal.

Meanwhile, a stunning strike from Ben Billingham on his return from injury settled Tuesday night's derby friendly with Lye Town.

Billingham had only been on the pitch for five minutes when his curling left-footed shot from outside the penalty area just after the hour mark saw the ball arc beyond the despairing dive of Jake Bedford and into the top corner.

The win gave Stour the bragging rights from the first game between the sides for 26 years.

However, visitors Lye did well throughout and caused the Glassboys trouble when carving out a few opportunities of their own.

"It was a really good work out for us," added Ford.

"There is always things we can work on but it's good to see the side starting to gel after having quite a few games together recently.

"It is clear we have got the right players in the squad with the right attitude. The team we have put together are winners and you can feel that in the dressing room already.

"We are in a much better position than this time last season."

Ford was also thrilled for Billingham.

"I'm so pleased for him," he said. "It was such a bad injury that I wondered if he would walk with a limp for the rest of his life, so for him to come back and score was great.

"Everyone in the ground was so pleased for him. It's a big step on his comeback."

Billingham will now have a spell on loan with Cradley Town as he searches for match fitness.