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Guiseley boss Steve Kittrick checks out FA Cup rivals
Guiseley manager Steve Kittrick had a busy week with an FA Cup replay to attend to on Tuesday and a long trip to Derbyshire to run the rule over his side’s next opponents the following day.
The Lions hit back from a goal down against fellow Blue Square Bet North side Colwyn Bay to win 3-1 and book their place in the fourth qualifying round.
Kittrick was then at the Silverlands ground watching Buxton’s replay against Evo-Stik League Premier Division rivals Hednesford Town.
It turned out to be a long evening as Lee Morris grabbed what proved to be Buxton’s winner in the first half of extra time in a 2-1 victory for the home side.
Kittrick said: “It wasn’t the best in terms of timing (coming a day after his own side’s replay) but it was an ideal opportunity to check out who were would be playing.
“It was nice to get a home draw but it will be tough because Buxton will make it tough.
“Any club coming to Nethermoor for a cup tie wants to take our scalp. It is a big game for us as well because of the prize that is on offer, so I can see it being a tense affair and I hope our players and fans are patient.
“They have had to be for league games because teams come set up not to get broken down and we have to keep knocking at the door. It should be different for a cup game, so we will have to keep our wits about us.”
Meanwhile, Guiseley have confirmed that Luton Town want to sign Simon Ainge on a permanent deal. The former Bradford City defender was club captain but has been on loan at the Blue Square Premier Division outfit.
The clubs will have to agree a fee as Ainge was under contract at Nethermoor. That will be done once the player has agreed personal terms with the former Football League club.
Guiseley met Luton at Kenilworth Road in the first round of the FA Cup just a few years back when Neil Parsley was Lions manager and the Hatters were under Joe Kinnear and Mick Harford. Now they are just one division apart.