Bower excited by Lincoln test

Match sponsored by The Station Pub, Guiseley

Guiseley manager Mark Bower is eagerly anticipating the visit of Lincoln City to Nethermoor on Friday for the club’s very first televised game.

The BT Sport cameras will be in attendance on Friday as Bower’s side seek to build on their impressive 1-0 win away at Braintree Town on Saturday – substitute Tom Craddock sealing the points.

It keeps the Lions seven unbeaten in the Vanarama National League ahead of the visit of Lincoln – Friday’s opponents sitting two points ahead of Guiseley in 11th.

Bower backed his players to show their quality in front of the TV cameras but urged fans to get down to Nethermoor and witness the action live.

“There’s been a lot of firsts for us this season and after our first away win it’ll be nice for everyone to play in front of the cameras,” he explained.

“I’m sure the lads will thrive on that and it should be a good game. We can go into the game with a lot of confidence but also knowing that we’ve got to put that hard work in that we have all season.

“I think the lads have been absolutely fantastic in their work ethic and professionalism – it’s been top drawer.”

Gavin Rothery could push for a place in the squad after featuring for the Academy on Monday while Oli Johnson is progressing well from his hip problems.

“We’re not the biggest club at this level but there’s a tremendous atmosphere at home games, especially night-time games under the lights,” Bower added.

“Lincoln are probably the biggest club we’ve faced this season so hopefully they’ll bring a few fans and it’ll be a good atmosphere and we’ll try go about our business as usual, with a committed and good quality performance.”

As ever, we ask spectators to park responsibly and recommend using the free car park on Netherfield Road – a short walk from the ground.