AJ and Wayne focus on Harrogate test

After The Lions slipped to their third consecutive defeat against Worcester City on Saturday, striker Alex Johnson is looking to get back on track against Harrogate Town at Nethermoor on Tuesday night.

Aaron Brown’s 51st-minute header was enough to separate to the sides as Worcester secured all three points at Nethermoor, with AJ and his team-mates left frustrated with the result.

“We’re very disappointed. To be honest, they only had one shot and they scored from it so, you know, we are a bit annoyed with ourselves but we will pick ourselves up and we’ll go again Tuesday,” he told Micky Ruddle.

“To be honest, I should have scored in the last five minutes where it’s been cleared off the line, so I’m not happy with myself.”

Tuesday night’s game against Harrogate Town is the start of a heavy fixture load for Mark Bower’s side. Three of the next four League games are at home, and although Guiseley will be in Skrill North action five times in 15 days, Johnson remains confident about the run-in.

“Usually our home form is really good. We have got games on Tuesday and Wednesday, win both of those and in the next few weeks, we will go in to those games and come away with some points.

“We’re still targeting the play-offs. That is something we are hoping to achieve, so we have to keep going.”

Wayne Brooksby also looked to take the positives from the defeat to Worcester, stating that the performance was positive but warning that Simon Weaver’s Harrogate side will pose a stern test.

“It was very disappointing for us to lose after (defeat in) the two away games before this, but I think it is more about the finishing touches being missed, because I thought we played well”, he told Tom Feaheny.

“We played well because we kept the ball quite well especially on a difficult surface as it was today.

“Last time I was impressed (with Harrogate) when we played them away from Nethermoor. They keep the ball well and I know it will be a good game for everyone to watch.”

Tuesday’s match sponsors are Coopers, Guiseley.