GLASSBOYS boss Ian Long is tracking striker Mike Taylor as he looks to boost his side's attacking options.

Long is currently in talks with the powerful Stratford hitman about a move to the War Memorial Ground ahead of the new campaign.

Taylor, 31, also spend part of last season at fellow Southern League Central side Tamworth and National League North outfit Leamington.

The need for fresh forward options could become more pressing amid continued interest from Nuneaton for Luke Benbow.

Both Benbow and fellow attacker Robert Thompson-Brown could be heading for the exit with offers already on the table for them.

Long said: "We only want players that want to be here and playing for Stourbridge. Happy players are good players and that's the most important thing for us.

"We have a few irons in the fire now and we want to add more attacking options and are keen to get a few more deals done.

"I'm pleased with what we've done already but we just need one or two more in key areas."

Long has already brought in centre back Ash Carter, left-back Zac Foster and midfielders Tom Turton and Dave Bellis from former club Alvechurch.

Former Glassboy Kristian Green has also returned to the War Memorial Ground from Tamworth and creative midfielder Will Grocott has arrived from Stratford.

Goalkeeper James Wren, defender Jordaan Brown, midfielders Leon Broadhurst, Brad Birch and Jake Evans and winger Greg Mills have been committed from last season's squad.

Meanwhile, defender Jack Duggan and midfielder Aaron Forde have now left the club.

Long is keen to up preparations and is getting the players in this Saturday for a weigh-in and to assess fitness levels.

"I think this is a bit different to what the current Stourbridge players are used to but hopefully they can embrace it and not be too apprehensive," he said.

"It's something I have always done over the years and I'm not going to start changing my approach after all the success I've had."