Focus turns to Altrincham visit

Tuesday’s match is sponsored by United Carpets and Beds.

Guiseley are back in Vanarama National League action against Altrincham at Nethermoor on Tuesday (7.45pm kick-off).

The Lions got off to a losing start on their first season in non-legaue’s top tier – Kahr Sabba’s goal at Welling on Saturday proving the difference as Mark Bower’s side were punished for a lack of cutting edge.

However, Bower’s men have chance to make amends when they welcome 2014 play-off opponents Altrincham in midweek.

Lee Sinnott’s side were also beaten on the opening day – going down 1-0 at home to Forest Green Rovers.

With both sides eager to get off the mark, Bower says the Lions will take confidence from their defeat at Welling on Saturday ahead of two home fixtures against Altrincham on Tuesday and Kidderminster Harriers on Saturday.

“Welling were the team that just stayed up last season and they’ve given us a tough game,” he told Chris Bell.

“But we’ve nothing to fear, the lads are disappointed obviously at losing but I think they can take heart from the fact we should have won that game against a side who rarely get beaten here.

“I thought defensively we looked very solid. We created the chances and I thought 90 per cent of the performance was very good.

“It was just that final part of sticking the ball in the net that was missing.

“We’ve got two home games now and it’s an opportunity to get off the mark and if we get as many chances as we did [at Welling] hopefully we can stick a few away and win the game on Tuesday.”

Our new and improved matchday programmes will be on sale on Tuesday, price at £3 they include the following…

– A double page picture of Steven Drench with space for an autograph

– Features by club captain Ben Parker and Bruce Speller

– Gavin Rothery In The Firing Line

-Pitchside blog by club photographer James Hedley

– Six pages on our opposition with features by football historian Leigh Edwards and the Kidz Zone with a prize on offer

– Plus, win a fiver on Face In The Crowd, figure out the crossword and read the chairman’s and manager’s notes alongside all the usual updates on our Supporters’ Club, youth and women’s sections.

As always, we ask that fans driving to Tuesday’s game park responsibly and recommend using the free car park on Netherfield Road.