By Matt Bishop
Stourbridge manager Gary Hackett says new signing Luke Shearer can be the next Glassboys player to reach a higher level, as Jordan Archer edges closer to his Tranmere move.
Archer, who was on trial at League One Walsall over the summer, has agreed terms with Micky Mellon’s men this week and is all set to join the National League side.
The 23-year-old is the latest Stourbridge player to be snapped up by a team higher up the footballing pyramid, and Hackett believes Shearer – the man brought in to replace the Archer – can be the next after arriving from Halesowen Town.
The Glassboys boss told the Stourbridge News: “Luke Shearer is a player I’ve admired for a long time. He’s a player with great potential but he maybe hasn’t quite realised that yet.
“Here at Stourbridge we have shown that we are able to help players develop and improve.
“That is what has happened with Jordan Archer and Luke Shearer falls into a similar category now. He could become a very good player for us.
“We’d like to wish Jordan good luck for the future. He’s really improved during his time with us and has been a good player, especially the start of this season. You certainly can’t begrudge him his move.”