LYE Town are coming to terms with life without talented striker Jack Till after the 20 year old marksman signed for Halesowen Town.

Manager Andy Wyton admitted: “It’s a big blow for Lye Town but a great move for Jack.

“Obviously we didn’t want to lose him. He’s scored 73 goals for Lye in the past three seasons, but Jack wanted to test himself at a higher level and who can blame him.

“Defenders are frightened of pace and Jack’s got plenty of that in abundance.

“He’s a manager’s dream because he works his socks off and creates chances for himself.

“Jack needs to work on his finishing, but then, which player doesn’t?

“He will kill defenders with his pace and while he will also miss chances, Halesowen supporters will love him, because he keeps going and he does get goals."

Wyton has moved to plug the gap by signing former Worcester City and Alvechurch player Nicky Turton from Sporting Khalsa.

Turton made his Lye debut in Saturday’s disappointing 1-0 defeat to Total Motion Midland League Premier strugglers South Normanton Athletic.

Wyton described Lye’s display as ‘shocking’ and insisted: “We’re under-performing this season. We should be a top 10 side and the players know that because I’ve told them enough times.

“We’ve got 10 games remaining, eight of which are at home.

“Those 10 games will define our season and decide who will be here or not for next season! We just need to knuckle down and start putting points on the board”.

Lye have no fixture this Saturday with Wyton keen to arrange a friendly fixture away from home.

Wyton remains optimistic that both Josh McKenzie and Luke Carter will be available for the following week at home to local rivals Stourport Swifts.