STOURBRIDGE manager Ian Long underlined the importance of his players having the right mentality when they return to league action this weekend.

The Glassboys head to Biggleswade on Saturday after back-to-back FA Cup and FA Trophy draws.

Stour will face a first round FA Cup replay with Eastleigh next week after drawing 2-2 at a packed War Memorial Ground. The winners will earn a home clash against League two side Crewe Alexandra in the second round.

A much-changed side then let a two-goal lead slip as they also drew 2-2 with Lancaster City in the FA Trophy second qualifying round on Tuesday night.

Now Stourbridge turn their attention back to the Southern League Central as they look to cut the gap to the league's top sides.

Long knows that attitude will be key to success and warned his players against having one eye on the Eastleigh replay.

He said: "Biggleswade is a massive game for us now and it's vital we take all three points, especially because we are due another break from the league after this one.

"It's a tough place to go so we must have our minds on the job and make sure our mentality is right.

"The league is always our priority and we must make sure we are prepared.

"We'll be playing in front of a few hundred people so it'll be a lot different to the FA Cup game. It's important we get our mentality right for that.

"The FA Cup games look after themselves to some extent."

Dave Bellis (ankle), Cody Fisher and Kristian Green (both groin) are likely to miss this Saturday's trip to Biggleswade but captain Ash Carter and right-back Josh Ezewele are available again.

Long has also boosted his squad with the capture of on-loan Albion midfielder Peter Taylor and former Stafford forward Anthony Dwyer. Both were handed debuts against Lancaster, with Dwyer bagging the first for Stour.

On the Trophy draw, Long added: "We made a few bad decisions but I still thought the lads did okay after we made nine changes.

"They did really well in the first half but conceding right on half time didn't help us. I think we then tired a bit in the second half.

"It's still a competition we want to do well in but we had to change the players and system because of all the games we have at the moment."