STOURBRIDGE boss Gary Hackett has bolstered his squad with a double deal ahead of the run-in.

The Glassboys have secured a loan move for versatile Telford United player Zak Lilly as well as bringing Louis Hall back to Amblecote.

Lilly is a centre forward that converted to central defence this season but has found game time hard to come as the Bucks continue to push for a National League North play-off place.

Left-sided player Hall left Stour to join Southern League Division One Central neighbours Bromsgrove Sporting at the start of the season.

He now returns to the War Memorial Ground to add extra depth to the squad as Hackett's men head into the final seven games of the regular campaign as well as any potential play-off fixtures.

The manager is pleased to capture the duo for a key part of the season.

He said: "Zak is a player we've been looking at and someone who has been on our radar for a while.

"He's a versatile player that can play up front or in defence and will be a great asset for us.

"He's a player with lots of ability but has just suffered a little due to Telford having a good season but not having too many injuries."

On Hall, he added: "He's a player that knows the club and will offer us some good cover. We have players that have done well down the left hand side of the pitch but we needed more."

Meanwhile, second-placed Glassboys cut the gap to league leaders Kettering thanks to last Saturday's 4-1 home win over Redditch United.

Two goals each for defender Paul McCone and midfielder Aaron Forde handed Stour a deserved success.

They now sit eight points behind the tabletoppers with seven games remaining but Hackett insists his focus remain firmly on his own side's performances.

He said: "Our focus is only on ourselves and that's how it will stay.

"They will have to have a major disaster and we'd probably have to win all of our remaining games. It could happen but all we want to do is keep the pressure on and keep building some momentum."

Key striker Luke Benbow missed the Redditch victory through injury and is only rated at 50/50 to recover in time for this Saturday's trip to face ninth-placed Royston Town.