Bower calls for consistency

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– Please note Tuesday’s match is segregated but not all-ticket. Visiting fans will have the JM Glendinning Stand and the Railway End terrace. Tranmere supporters are asked to use turnstiles five and six –

Lions manager Mark Bower has challenged his Guiseley squad to strive for consistency as they prepare for Tuesday’s visit of Tranmere Rovers.

A spirited 1-0 defeat to Forest Green Rovers was followed by a 1-1 draw with Braintree Town last weekend before with Saturday’s fixture against Wrexham fell victim to the weather.

Following Tuesday’s visit of Tranmere, Grimsby Town, Dover Athletic and Chester visit Nethermoor later this month after the Lions make a trip to Bromley this weekend.

Bower has Will Hatfield back from suspension this week and Tom Craddock is nearing fitness after suffering a leg fracture in January.

Bower said: “It’s been a good week in training this week, we need to put the Braintree performance behind us and look to go again.

“We were obviously frustrated again by the weather but I expect the lads to be fully rested and ready to go against one of the tougher sides in this division and certainly one of the biggest clubs.

“I don’t think we reached the quality of performance [against Braintree] that a lot of the players put in on Tuesday against Forest Green and we can’t afford to be so inconsistent. That’s the challenge now. We have a good squad, we nearly got a point at their place earlier this season, and hopefully we can deliver a similarly good performance on Tuesday.”