GLASSBOYS boss Gary Hackett says his side can overcome big-spending Billericay Town when the sides meet in the FA Trophy.

Stourbridge travel to the Bostick Premier Division promotion hopefuls this Saturday where they could come up against a host of former Premier League players.

Former Stoke winger Jermaine Pennant and ex-Wolves players Jamie O'Hara and Kevin Foley are among the Billericay ranks after millionaire owner and manager Glenn Tamplin splashed the cash.

Town sit second in their league - the same level as Stour - but remain favourites for promotion after losing just one game so far this season.

Despite that, Hackett thinks his side can cause an upset. He said: "It's an intriguing tie, made more so by their owner-come-manager and the publicity he has had for the money he has spent and the players he's brought in.

"But that's not to say we can't go there and spoil his party.

"We've proved recently in this competition that we are capable of going to teams and rising to the occasion, as we have done against two high-ranked sides already.

"It's a long journey but we'll prepare properly and look forward to it."

Stour will have to pick themselves up after conceding in injury-time to draw 1-1 with Mickleover Sports last Saturday.

Tom Tonks had put the Glassboys ahead in first half before Jimmy Phillips pounced late on after the hosts had failed to put the game to bed.

Hackett said: "The shock is, for a game we have been totally dominant, to concede so late on. Frustration is putting it very mildly.

"Our form over the last three games has been very good and it should have been nine points out of nine.

"Sadly we've gifted two points against a team we have put to the sword and totally dominated. The game should have been over.

"On the whole it's been a good performance marred by a 95th minute goal.

"It was galling to take but we'll dust ourselves down. The players were more frustrated than disappointed and if it hadn't been for that late goal we'd be talking about three wins on the bounce and three clean sheets."

The boss at the War Memorial Ground has bolstered his options with the capture of Richard Batchelor from our Evo-Stik Premier rivals Stafford Rangers.

Batchelor, 29, is a combative midfielder who has mostly played centrally but has also filled in out wide and up front in the past.

He won't be able to feature against Billericay, though, due to being cup tied, which is also the case for recent arrival Kaiman Anderson.

However, Stourbridge are hoping to have midfielder Aaron Forde and forwards Kyle Perry and Brandon Hague available for the weekend.