Striker Boyes is Guiseley's top target after signing Halifax's Lowe and Toulson

Adam Boyes was a big hit while on loan with the Lions

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Guiseley manager Mark Bower has made it his goal to sign Adam Boyes on a permanent deal.

Boyes, who was named as Skrill North’s Player of the Month for April and May, was a big hit during his loan spell from Gateshead.

And Bower is hoping he will accept the club’s offer.

“As a goalscorer he will be in demand, but he enjoyed his time here and I hope he signs for us,” said Bower.

Guiseley have already snapped up the Halifax pair of Danny Lowe and Ryan Toulson.

Experienced goalkeeper Steve Dickinson has agreed to extend his stay at the club and Guiseley have exercised the extension clause in winger Wayne Brooksby’s contract.

Talks are still continuing with defenders Danny Hall and Ben Parker over new deals.

Bower has decided to release four members of last season’s squad, Jack Rea, Rhys Meynell, Michael Potts and Macauley Parkinson.

“It was the hardest thing I have had to do since becoming a manager,” said Bower.

“Sitting down and telling players who have done their best for you, that you are letting them go, isn’t easy, but if I was to freshen things up I had to make room for new signings to come in. There is a budget to work to and so I decided that I would let the four players go.”

Youngsters Kyle Harrison, a product of the club’s academy, and forward Ryan Williams have been included in the first team squad.

Bower is delighted that former Halifax skipper Lowe has agreed to move to Nethermoor.

He said: “He can play centre half or right back and that is the sort of flexibility we need.

“Last season Telford and Altrincham, the two promoted teams, had the personnel to switch to playing with three centre backs on occasions and now we can do that too.

“Ryan Toulson is no stranger to the club. He has played for Guiseley before and is a good right back.

“Having him in the squad gives us the flexibility to use the experience of Andy Holdsworth in midfield.”

Bower insists that there won’t be wholesale signings over the coming weeks.

He said: “I am comfortable that we have a squad that can mount a challenge for promotion again.”

Guiseley squad to date: Steven Drench, Steve Dickinson, Andy Holdsworth, Danny Ellis, Danny Boshell, Jake Lawlor, Gavin Rothery, Alex Johnson, Oli Johnson, Danny Forrest, Kyle Harrison, Ryan Williams, Jameel Ible, Wayne Brooksby, Danny Lowe, Ryan Toulson.

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