Terry Dolan is hoping for a little more luck and sharper finishing as he takes Guiseley to face Ossett Town in a UniBond Premier Division derby tomorrow.

He is also hoping the cavalry is coming over the hill as he looks to boost his squad and appoint an assistant, although any increase in numbers will not come in time for the Ossett game.

Guiseley slipped further out of the frame for promotion with last Saturday's home defeat to leaders Telford United. However, there were signs of the green shoots of recovery in the narrow loss.

"I was very pleased with the effort and the performance; we deserved to get something out of the game," said Dolan.

"We did very well against a side who are not just top but haven't been beaten so far this season.

"It was very encouraging from our point of view. We gave a very good side a run for their money and, with a bit of good fortune, we could even have won.

"We are just lacking in the scoring stakes at the moment but we are creating plenty of chances and that is the key - as long as you are making those opportunities, you are always in the game."

Dolan was waiting until today to finalise his side after training but Mark Smith (ankle) and Nathan Hay (hamstring) will definitely be out - and former Leeds defender Kevin Sharp is another who will not be involved as has been released by the club.

Former Bantam Danny Ellis was substituted against Telford after being injured but has trained this week so keeps his place in the squad.