GUISELEY joint-manager Russ O'Neill says his team need to "wise up" after his side lost their second successive game of the new season.

The Lions crashed to a 2-0 home defeat against Chorley, following a 1-0 reverse at Boston United on the opening day of the Vanarama National League North term on Saturday.

Now O'Neill hopes his side can bounce back when they host Telford United at Nethermoor on Saturday, followed by a trip to Edgeley Park to face the bookies' pre-season title favourites Stockport County on Tuesday night.

The joint boss says his players were devastated after Tuesday's defeat, which he said was an improvement on their opening day display.

The first two losses sees Guiseley third-from-bottom in the early season table, with Chorley's midweek win over the Lions putting them top.

O'Neill said: "We need to wise up a little bit.

"Chorley understand what it takes to win in this division. They kept a clean sheet. Fair play to them.

"They looked physical and strong and the goals went against us at critical times.

"Chorley had lots of experience. They played the game right and played the game well.

"We were in the ascendency when we conceded the first and we were not too disappointed to go in 1-0 down at half-time.

"Their goal came against the run of play. We created numerous openings. We thought if we had got the next goal, we would have won the game.

"We also had a goal disallowed for offside.

"The manner of the defeat on Tuesday, was different to Saturday. I was bitterly disappointed after it. We played well for long spells, but goals change games.

"The lads were devastated after Tuesday night's game but they will bounce back."

O'Neill added his side can recover quickly due to a quick turnaround in games in the division. He is also not getting too carried away with his side's poor start due to the infancy of the campaign.

He said: "We have got to dust ourselves down.

"Every game is difficult and we won't lack any effort against Telford. The games come thick and fast in this division, as we have Stockport after that.

"We have got a couple of key injuries at the moment.

"We are four days into the season and we have not got the result we deserved on Tuesday, but we move on and we look forward to Saturday."