STOURBRIDGE should have Jordan Archer available for this Saturday's FA Cup clash with Macclesfield Town despite a host of clubs tracking the in-form hitman.

Archer was forced to miss last Saturday's disappointing 2-1 derby defeat against Halesowen Town due to a family wedding in Spain, but his goalscoring exploits this season have again attracted interest from higher-ranked clubs.

Archer, who is not under contract with the Glassboys, had a trial with Walsall earlier in the season and Tranmere Rovers have been rumoured as the latest club to show an interest in the nine-goal striker.

However, manager Gary Hackett said his plans for the fourth qualifying round showdown this weekend will include Archer until an official approach is made.

He said: "There is interest from a lot of clubs in Jordan but nothing has happened at the moment.

"Even if a seven-day approach does come in, he should still be available for the Macclesfield game unless we decide differently.

"He's been excellent for us this season and as things stand he's still a Stourbridge player.

"He told me many weeks before the Halesowen game that he wouldn't be available. He tried to get a different flight out so that he could play but with all the recent political unrest in Barcelona the family wanted to travel together, which is totally understandable."

Archer's possible departure and the injury to Brandon Hague means Hackett is keen to bolster his firepower if the right players can be found.

He added: "We have a number of irons in the fire at the moment because it's an area we want to improve, regardless of the situation with Jordan. There does seem a real dearth at this level of top quality strikers though. We're looking but will make sure we get the right person in."

Meanwhile, the manager says his side will have to produce another moment of FA Cup magic if they want to make the first round proper once again.

He said: "They don't come any tougher. They are the highest ranked side we could have drawn.

"But we have everything to gain and nothing to lose. It promises to be another big occasion for the club and everyone is determined to give it their best shot. We know we'll have to produce another huge cup display to get through.

"The Halesowen loss was a big disappointment but we have to get over that now and look to another big game."

Injuries to full-backs Darryl Westlake and Aris Christophorou will have ankle injuries assessed ahead of Saturday (3pm kick-off).