Lions seek to bounce back against Macclesfield

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Mark Bower has challenged Guiseley to bounce back when Macclesfield Town visit Nethermoor in the Vanarama National League on Tuesday.

The Lions were beaten by Lincoln City in Friday night’s televised clash as Matt Rhead’s early strike settled a tight contest and ended Guiseley’s seven-match unbeaten run.

Macclesfield have lost just once in their last four and sit a point behind in 18th with Bower expecting this week’s visitors to offer a different test for his side to deal with.

However, he urged the Lions to show their resolve and  begin another unbeaten stretch.

“We’ve had a little setback but the lads have had the weekend off to get a breather and recharge the batteries,” he explained.

“We’ll go again because in this league we’re going to lose games but it’s important that when we do we get ourselves out of any little rut that we might be in and get a positive result on Tuesday.

“If we take large portions of our performance against Lincoln into Tuesday we’ve got every chance.

“Macclesfield will be a completely different proposition to Lincoln, I think they’ll try get the ball down a little bit more and that’s what it’s all about – different teams with different styles of play.

“We didn’t quite have enough on Friday but hopefully we can get a good result on Tuesday.”