Burns: It’s great to be back

Michael Burns is glad to be back at Nethermoor and has unfinished business following his last spell with the club.

The former Liverpool and Carlisle midfielder was allowed to leave by boss Steve Kittrick last summer, with Burns spending last season at Vauxhall Motors.

However, he wants to enjoy a more successful stint at Nethermoor this time around and has targeted promotion as the main aim.

Asked after the win over Brighouse Town whether he was pleased to be back at Guiseley, Burns told Matt Rogerson: “Very much so.

“I didn’t want to leave in the first place but that was down to the management and I’m just glad to be back.”

He was also clear about what the target was for the Lions, stating: “Promotion.

“That would be nice, yes, I thought the lads did well but just missed out last year. I know people are writing us off because we’ve lost a few players but I think we’ll be up there.”

Burns played the second half of the Brighouse match and said he was pleased to play a part, particularly in his favoured position, just behind the strikers.

“It was a good run out and it was good to get playing off the strikers again as that’s where I played last season. I’m enjoying it and I’m glad to be back.

“We’ve had a few ups and downs over pre-season but it’s starting to gel now, you can tell that now from when we get the ball down. We can tear teams apart when we do that.

“With us training every Tuesday and Thursday then playing on a Saturday we’re all getting to know each other better.”

Burns and his team-mates continue their pre-season at Throstle Nest on August 3rd against Farsley AFC.