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Travel-slick Guiseley eye more spoils on road
Guiseley are faced with a long journey for a fourth consecutive Saturday as they journey to Solihull Moors in the Blue Square Bet North this weekend.
Lions supporters must be digging deep in their pockets to watch their side and manager Steve Kittrick feels it has been a difficult period.
However, his team are doing the business on the pitch and he does feel there are benefits to playing away.
Kittrick said: “We have had some very tough fixtures just lately but I think our fans have been marvellous in getting behind us.
“We went to Bamber Bridge in the FA Cup, down to Oxford, all the way to Wales in the cup again last Saturday and now down past Birmingham again.
“We have progressed to the fourth qualifying round of the cup in that time so our confidence is high as we go back to the league this weekend.”
The Lions have every right to be in buoyant mood.
They beat Colwyn Bay 3-1 at home in their FA Cup this week – to set up another home tie with Buxton on October 20 – and they sit second in the table.
Their hosts on Saturday are a lowly 19th and have gathered 20 points fewer.
Guiseley know a win could see them snatch top spot from Brackley Town, should the leaders – who were knocked out of the FA Cup last week – falter.
Kittrick is pleased to have no injury worries in his squad. The Lions boss said:“Injury-wise there is nothing at the moment.
“We didn’t train midweek after Tuesday’s cup replay but I have not had any players contacting me about knocks.
“We have done well on our travels and I think that is because the emphasis is on the home team to come at us.
“So many times at Nethermoor the opposition just come to sit behind the ball and try to get a point or hit us on the break to sneak a winner and we have to expect that.”