THE PICS pulled off a coup with the signing of hot-shot, Karl Hawley, following his departure from the coaching staff at Mansfield Town, in November 2016.
He scored 30 goals for Stourbridge last season to win the Golden Boot and was also named as the Evo-Stik Premier League Premier Division Player of the Season following some all-action displays.
Progressing through the ranks at hometown club, Walsall, to make one senior appearance whilst also having a fruitful loan spell at Raith Rovers and Hereford United during his time with The Saddlers.
After leaving Banks’s Stadium, he moved on to Carlisle United via a spell at Hednesford Town and it was with The Cumbrians where he career really took off.
Playing his part as Carlisle United made a return to The Football League, he was then top scorer in League Two during 2005/06, firing the club into League One and being top scorer in each of his three seasons up in Cumbria.
His prowess in front of goal earned him a move to Championship outfit, Preston North End, in the summer of 2007.
During his time at Deepdale, he was loaned out to the likes of Northampton Town and Colchester United before making a permanent switch to Notts County for an undisclosed fee.
Spells with Crawley Town, Scunthorpe United, Torquay United and Alfreton Town followed prior to his arrival at Stourbridge in the summer of 2015 which signalled an impressive campaign for him and The Glassboys, and included him scoring in the FA Cup first round victory over Dover Athletic.
He was appointed onto the Mansfield Town coaching staff at the start of the current season.
Departed The Pics to join the coaching staff at Boston United in January 2017...