Stockport next at Nethermoor

Guiseley will feature in their first Skrill North match of the year on Saturday when they host Stockport County, as the Lions look to bounce back from their FA Trophy exit to Aldershot.

For Guiseley a number of postponements have seen Mark Bower’s men without a game since Boxing Day, which saw them defeat Harrogate Town 3-2.

Despite a lack of league action, the Lions currently lie in tenth place, but will be aware of the potential to move closer to the play-off berths with victories from their games in hand.

After their defeat to Aldershot on Saturday, manager Bower tasked his side with continuing their unbeaten league run into 2014.

“We have a big task in the league, trying to get back amongst those pacesetters with the games in hand we have got,” he said.

“We will now need to concentrate on getting the three points against Stockport.”

Stockport County, who were a first division side just over ten years ago, made a slow start to life in the Skrill North before gradually seeing their form pick up.

While the Christmas period saw them gain ten points out of twelve, Alan Lord’s side have won only one of their last four away trips in the league and sit in sixteenth – six points off the Lions.

Saturday’s game will be the first meeting between the sides and kick-off is at 3pm.

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By Tom Feaheny