GLASSBOYS boss Gary Hackett says he's targeting a top five finish and another cup run this season.

Stourbridge will begin the new Northern Premier League campaign against Matlock Town at the War Memorial Ground this Sunday (3pm kick-off).

That will be followed by a trip to Coalville Town next Tuesday night.

They will look to put last season's play-off final disappointment behind them after welcoming a host of fresh faces to Amblecote.

Luke Benbow, Matt Dodd, Chris Lait and Tom Tonks all moved on over the summer after starring in a season that also saw Stour reach the third round of the FA Cup.

They were quickly replaced by Jordan Murphy, Ryan Rowe, Connor Gater, Aaron Forde, Aris Christophorou, Danny O'Callaghan and Bobby Moseley as pre-season began.

Hackett said: "As ever, we will aim to finish anywhere in the top five. Hopefully we can be in around the top sides once again. It is going to be a very tough but open league.

"Last year came down to just 90 minutes at the end of a long season. We also lost three of the back four that had played against Wycombe and looked so solid all season, which would have hit any team hard.

"We also want another FA Cup and FA Trophy run. We have done really well in recent seasons and it would be brilliant if we could emulate that again.

"We are going to aim to play our usual open and attacking football this season. I think the fans appreciate that and will hopefully come and support us in force again, starting this Saturday against Matlock.

"I'm happy with the squad at the moment and everyone is really looking forward to the season getting underway."

Defender Jack Duggan could be in line for selection this Sunday after recovering from a rib injury and returning to full training.

Hackett has no other injury concerns heading into the first game.