Bower ready for Altrincham test

Guiseley will be out for revenge when they host Altrincham in the Skrill North on Saturday following the visitors’ 4-1 win in October.

Lee Sinnott’s men were the last team to take three points off the Lions as they secured that win at the J Davidson Stadium, with Damian Reeves and James Walshaw (3) cancelling out Michael Potts’s opener.

While Bower’s side are 13 games unbeaten in all competitions since that comprehensive defeat, Altrincham have lost their last three in all competitions, although three points could put them back in the play-off positions.

Victory for Guiseley would put them within a point of Altrincham, but Bower remains well aware of the attacking threat Saturday’s opposition will pose.

“They’re a good side, I don’t think they’re on the best run at the minute but we saw what they did to us at their place in the second half,” he said.

“That was a dark day for everyone concerned and we’ll certainly use that as motivation.

“We’ve come a long way since then. I think everyone knows the record we’ve had since then and I think that is the big one we’d like to put to rest – that second half performance (against Altrincham).”

Saturday’s match sponsors are ReD Worldwide.

In other news, the Skrill North game with Barrow has been moved to Tuesday, January 28th owing to our FA Trophy commitments.