BOSS Ian Long is still hopeful promising winger Chay Tilt will stay with the Glassboys.

Tilt is on the radar of Solihull Moors and was the subject of an approach from the National League side last week.

However, there has been no development on the move as yet and Long hopes Tilt will continue to develop at the War Memorial Ground.

He said: "We've made him a very good offer and remain hopeful that he'll stay with us and continue to enjoy his football.

"The offer has come in from Solihull and we're still waiting to hear how it all pans out. Nothing has happened yet and so he should be available this weekend.

"Solihull are a very direct side and he is a tricky winger, so I'm not sure how much game time he would get with them.

"At the moment he's getting plenty of exposure, especially with the FA Cup, and I really do believe the best thing for his development would be settle down and play.

"A happy footballer is a good footballer and we really want him to stay with us."

Meanwhile, goals from defenders Ash Carter and Josh Ezewele handed Stourbridge a 2-1 win over Nuneaton in the FA Trophy on Tuesday night.

"We were quite comfortable really and defended well," added Long. "We didn't create to many chances but we had a lot of possession and that win goes someway to setting the record straight after Nuneaton beat us earlier in the season.

"They are a good side and it was pleasing to get the win.

"We don't have a number nine up front that will get us 25 goals a season so we are going to have to share the goals out. It seems like we are starting to do that now with two defenders getting on the scoresheet.

"I always say it's everyone's responsibility to keep clean sheets and we must defend from the front, but that also works at the other end too because it's up to everyone to chip in with goals."

Stour now head to Needham Market in the Southern League Central this Saturday.

"The Needham Market game is massive for us now," said Long. "We are already getting a few games behind the pack because of how well we are doing in the cup competitions so we must take all three points this weekend.

"I don't care about games in hand, I'd rather pick up the points when we get the chance.

"We also have a big FA Cup game on the horizon so the players need to make sure they nail down their places. I'm getting a good idea of my best side now but there are still two or three shirts up for grabs."

Will Grocott (arm) and Tom Tonks (hand) will need to be assessed before the weekend.