GUISELEY boss Paul Cox is looking for a huge reaction from his players tonight after the Lions suffered their first defeat under his stewardship at the weekend.

After four draws with Cox in the hot seat, Guiseley were humbled 3-0 at Maidenhead United, and after an away day in Berkshire to forget they face another tough test tonight as Macclesfield Town make the trip to Nethermoor.

Four victories from their last five games have lifted the Silkmen to fourth in the Vanarama National League and they are one of three clubs on 23 points, just one point off the summit.

Macclesfield, who beat Aldershot 2-0 at the weekend, will see their visit to a side in the relegation zone as an opportunity to get an away win that could see them topping the table.

The Lions are struggling, and Cox has little room for manoeuvre.

He said: “We went there (Maidenhead) with 16 players.

"That gives me a lack of options and tells the players that they are going to be playing. I have to change that and have competition for places.”

Farsley Celtic were due to play in the Evo-Stik League but their Premier Division home game against Ashton United is off because the scheduled visitors have a County Cup tie.

Brighouse Town will be action in Division One North, however, and could come up against a very familiar face when they travel to Ramsbottom United.

The club on the outskirts of Bury have just secured the services of Bradford-born Tom Greaves.

The former Bradford Park Avenue striker is still contracted to Vanarama National League North outfit FC United of Manchester but he has signed dual registration to get some game time with Rammy.

Silsden have a home game as they look to make it a perfect ten in Division One of the Hallmark Security League.

The Cobbydalers sit proudly at the summit after winning all nine of their league games this term.

Tonight they host tenth-placed AFC Blackpool, who trail by a dozen points after playing the same number of games.

In a busy night for the local semi-pro sides, Liversedge and Thackley are both at home in the Toolstation Northern Counties East League Premier Division.

Sedge are in a false position in lower mid-table as they have only played seven games.

Visitors Athersley Recreation have played four more but are just one point better off.

The Dennyboys are also stuck in mid-table and they face second-placed Pontefract Collieries.

Thackley could move back into the top eight with a home win.