Lions To Face The Heed On Tuesday

Match sponsored by Farnell Guiseley Land Rover.

We return to Nethermoor on Tuesday night for the visit of Gateshead in the Vanarama National League with kick-off at 7:45pm.

The Lions will be looking for our first three points of 2018 after Saturday’s 4-2 defeat at Eastleigh. Gateshead go into the fixture on the back of a 2-0 home defeat to Sutton United at the weekend.

The Heed’s last win came against ourselves in the Buildbase FA Trophy on 20th December. The tie went to extra time and their last minute strike ensured their second win against us this season after their 1-0 success in August.

They did hold Hartlepool United to two 2-2 draws over the festive period with their last league victory coming at home to Tranmere Rovers on 18th November.

Paul Cox was without Jake Lawlor against The Spitfires on Saturday, the defender picked up an injury at home to Chester on New Year’s Day.

When asked about the injury Paul said “We want to establish the extent of the injury. Jake has performed consistently at centre back or central midfield, and if he is ruled out for any period of time it will be a blow.”

The boss is also looking to bring in some new signings in the coming weeks to boost the squad for the remainder of the 17/18 campaign.

“Bodies need bringing in. If you look at the squad, it has been top-heavy right from the beginning of the season because of the six, seven, eight or nine injuries for those players who have not played for the majority of the season.”

“The board understand that and also understand that to achieve our goals at the end of the season, we cannot leave any stone unturned.”

“We need some quality in key areas and that has never been in doubt since I arrived. Obviously, there has got to be a yin to a yang and bodies going (too).”

Paul is also grateful of the support given to him by the board in the last few weeks “The board have been brilliant and everyone wants to repay them with good performances and results to achieve our goal of staying in the league.”

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Quotes courtesy of the Wharfedale Observer and Yorkshire Evening Post.