IAN Long wants Stourbridge to find their ruthless streak in front of goal as his search for more firepower goes on.

The Glassboys beat a youthful Kidderminster Harriers side 4-0 at the War Memorial Ground on Monday night but the manager is still demanding more ahead of the new season.

Stour enjoyed plenty of the play against their inexperienced opponents but didn't put the game to bed until a hat-trick from second-half substitute Kieran Cook.

It left Long clear about the area his side must improve before the big kick-off at Hitchin on August 10.

He said: "We missed some good chances in the first half and I thought it all a bit too easy for us and we didn't have much urgency.

"We changed our shape in the second half but it probably didn't work and we lost our way a little and it gave Kiddy a bit of a lift.

"Being a bit more ruthless in the first half and we could have gone in two or three up.

"We've got to be more ruthless, we've got to have better movement, we've got to have people breaking lines more and people wanting to break lines from midfield, which was missing at times again today.

"We're a work in progress and there is a lot of work still to be done. We've got plenty of opportunities to make sure we're at it from August 10.

"I'm pleased to a degree but it's just that top end of the pitch."

Long is still on the look out for at least one more striker this summer.

"You need to be in a position where you can play badly and win and that centre forward will do that for you." he added. "We haven't got that at the moment, we're having to dominate sides to create enough chances to get goals.

"It has gone a bit quiet on the movement front but people will be naming strong sides now in pre-season friendlies and I think some people will perhaps know they're not going to be in the starting 11 and that's what we can hopefully capitalise on."

On Kieran Cook's hat-trick, he said: "He did do well on the ball and has got his goals.

"We had a few words after the Halesowen game when I thought he was at fault for their goal and never tracked his runner. That was the reason he never started today.

"But he's given us a really good reaction, which is exactly what we want."

Stour continue their pre-season preparations with a trip to Stourport Swifts this Saturday.