GUISELEY manager Marcus Bignot is not fazed by Guiseley's slow start to the Vanarama National League North season, insisting that a win is just around the corner for his side.

The Lions lost their opening two games before picking up three successive draws and on paper, Saturday's home game against rock-bottom Nuneaton Town seems to be the perfect opportunity to pick up their first victory.

However, Bignot dismissed any suggestion that the match would comfortable for his side, laughing: "If football was that easy to predict, we'd all be millionaires.

"There's only been five games so far and it's questionable whether Nuneaton will still be bottom at the end of the season. We've played five of the top seven so far but again it's debatable whether they'll all be in the promotion places come April.

"We need to go into the game with a similar mindset to what we had in the draw at Stockport County (on August 14). We played well there. If we can do that consistently, getting all the small details right, the first win should be just around the corner."

Bignot is pleased to have two games in quick succession, with the Nuneaton clash followed by a trip to Altrincham on Bank Holiday Monday.

He said: "If we can achieve back to back victories, the landscape changes and we can start looking at the top half of the table after that. Saturday is our primary focus for now though, and getting that win at home."

The Lions boss is hoping to have a strong squad to select from at the weekend, with several players set to return from injury.

He said: "We were missing key players last week, like Joe Green, Andy Halls and Will Hatfield. Kayode Odejayi played but he wasn't fully fit and Terry Kennedy is still working his way back.

"We're hoping they'll all be in contention on Saturday, which will mean there will be good competition for places, which makes the team stronger."

Despite being understrength at Leamington, Guiseley achieved a creditable 2-2 draw, and reflecting on that, Bignot said: "We did great because they've had a very good start at home, beating Boston United and Bradford (Park Avenue)."

"Coming from behind twice shows character and a good mentality, which gives us confidence going into the weekend."