BOSS Gary Hackett wants to find momentum at the War Memorial Ground in the build up to Stourbridge's Birmingham Senior Cup semi-final against West Bromwich Albion.

The Glassboys now have three successive games at Amblecote before they welcome the Baggies on Wednesday, April 18.

Stafford Rangers will visit this Thursday before Stalybridge Celtic on Saturday (3pm) and Workington on Monday (7.45pm).

Stour go into the clash on the back of last Monday's battling draw with league leaders Altrincham.

The clash finished 1-1 as the visitors hit back after Stour hitman Luke Benbow had handed his side the lead with an early free-kick.

Hackett said: "We have done a lot of travelling so it'll be good to play the games at home now.

"Even though non-league isn't as expensive as league football, we still appreciate that it puts people under pressure when there are a lot of games at home in close proximity. I want the fans to know that we're really grateful for their support.

"The Birmingham Senior Cup is a competition that we have reached the final of twice but not won. It would be great if we could get up a head of steam and then end the season on a high with some silverware.

"The game against West Brom will be very tough but it's one to look forward to. You never know what team they will put out."

On the dogged display against Altrincham, he added: "I think we deserved a point out of the game because everyone put one hell of a shift in.

"They had a lot of the ball in the second half but never really troubled Matt Gould too much.

"We again had a lot of injuries but I thought we did really well. The fans appreciate when you are just dealing with the cards you are dealt.

"I think they can also appreciate that the lads are really working hard for each other at the moment."

Meanwhile, club physio Richard Drewitt won't be on the sidelines for the run-in.

However, Hackett was quick to play down rumours of a bust-up in the ranks. He explained: "Richard has got a lot of work on a the moment and is having a bit of a break from Stourbridge.

"He has still come to our games to watch us and has offered to help out and I'm also still in tough with him.

"People who want to make out there is more to it are just putting two and two together and getting five."