STOURBRIDGE boss Gary Hackett says his side won't dwell on their cup exits as they now look to step up their league campaign.

The Glassboys went out of the FA Trophy last Saturday after losing 2-0 at current Southern League Central pacesetters Kettering.

It was the first time in eighth games that Stour have failed to find the back of the next and followed the previous weekend's FA Cup exit at the hands of Guiseley.

However, the manager is now looking to kick-on in the league after laying the foundations for a promotion push this term thanks to their impressive start.

He said: "We've had a good run in the FA Cup and beat two very good sides along the way and now we'll focus on the league.

"The games will start to come think and fast heading towards Christmas and we'll be ready for that.

"It's all about just racking up as many points as possible and not worrying too much about the league still.

"We're in a good position and our aim is to really push on."

On the Kettering loss, he added: "It was an even game of football and for a lot of the time we were the better side but just never got that first goal.

"Instead their left-back has hit a screamer and we're chasing the game after that.

"It was a really close game and there wasn't much between the two sides at all."

The Glassboys will now welcome fourth-from-bottom side Lowestoft to the War Memorial Ground this Saturday (3pm kick-off).

"If you underestimate any side in this league then you'll get punished," added the boss.

"We won't be doing that but we do back ourselves against anyone at home."

Hackett is hopeful Callum Powell will overcome knee trouble to feature but Aaron Forde will have to have an ankle injury assessed before the clash.

Striker Luke Benbow is absent this weekend due to family commitments.