STOURBRIDGE could have hitman Luke Benbow back in contention for this Saturday's visit of Leiston.

The Glassboys had feared the striker would be out for longer after missing last weekend's trip to Tamworth with a groin injury.

Stour drew a blank in his absence as they fell to a 1-0 defeat to further damage their outside chances of catching league leaders Kettering.

However, Gary Hackett's men could have the marksman back leading the line as they look to return to winning ways.

The manager said: "It's up to Richard Drewett (physio) to work his magic again for us.

"Hopefully it looks like it's not as bad as we first thought it might be.

"We'll assess him this week but hopefully he'll be back available for the weekend.

"You are always going to miss a player of his quality."

Hackett was disappointed with the Tamworth defeat but backed his players to find their confidence sooner rather than later.

He added: "Tamworth are an underachieving side this season and have some very good players.

"On the day, we didn't deserve to lose and it could have gone either way.

"The ref made some very strange decisions and by his own admission I think he'd admit he didn't have a good one.

"We've only lost four games all season by the odd goal so we won't be panicking.

"Yes, we have a few players that are not on top form at the moment but they will bounce back.

"They all put a lot of effort in and I really felt for them after Saturday.

"We've been there before and I know we are capable of performing under pressure. There will be no panicking over here.

"We'll just be looking to build some momentum again now. There are some tough fixtures to come but some very exciting fixtures.

"Confidence can be a fragile thing at times but it comes back very quickly."

Robert Thompson-Brown picked up a knee injury against Tamworth and will be another facing a race to be ready for the Leiston.

Hackett has also seen his attacking option weakened by the news that Bilal Yafai will be unavailable for the remainder of the season due to personal reasons.