Bower out to bounce back against Lowestoft

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Mark Bower is looking for his team to be “ruthless” in their next three games, starting with the visit of Lowestoft Town on Saturday.

After a slightly unfortunate 1-0 defeat to league leaders Barrow, which ended Guiseley’s seven game unbeaten league run in the division, the Lions welcome Lowestoft to Nethermoor looking to bounce back.

Bower was pleased with his side’s efforts at Holker Street last time out but saw the Lions miss a number of good opportunities in the first half, which they were ultimately punished for.

However, this weekend, he wants to see his side take full advantage of their chances and get back to winning ways.

“We’ve got three games coming up against teams in the lower reaches of the league,” he said, referring to clashes with Lowestoft, Gainsborough Trinity and Gloucester.

“And we’ve got to make sure we are ruthless against them and when we get our chances we have to take them.”

Lowestoft is likely to prove a tricky encounter, despite their form this season having been somewhat hit and miss since their promotion to the Vanarama Conference North.

With two wins and three defeats in their last five games, Bower warned his Guiseley side won’t be taking anything for granted.

“This season the league is as strong as it has ever been, it’s very competitive,” he added.

“Teams that are lower down will take points from teams higher up, we’ve got to make sure we start the game well and take our chances.”

Visiting midfielder Chris Henderson has found the net six times this season for Lowestoft although Bower is hoping his top goalscorer Adam Boyes will be available again after an ankle problem.

“We will see how he reacts to his treatment and have a look at him in training but hopefully he will be back because we need that edge upfront,” he explained.

By Tom Swallow