BEATING the teams around them is vital for Guiseley to boost their survival chances, starting with this weekend's clash at Hereford, according to joint-manager Marcus Bignot.

Guiseley have not played since losing 1-0 to Southport on March 2 due to the wet weather. This means they now face three games in seven days, starting with Saturday's trip to Edgar Street. Hereford are six points and two places above Guiseley in the table.

Bignot said his side's league position could alter dramatically if they take a strong tally of points from their next three games.

The Lions are fourth-from-bottom and just three points above the bottom three in Vanarama National League North and now have 10 games of their season to go.

Bignot said: "It's a case of if we get a good amount of points over the next few games then it's in our own hands.

"In many ways you've always got to take points from the teams in and around you. Then it keeps those teams in and around you. But we have just got to focus on us.

"We know what we are in and we know it's not going to be easy, but I am pleased with the direction we are going.

"It's a mini-league for us. We are right at the business end now. Everyone starts to do the maths. We come up against a very good Hereford team on Saturday. This is a game we can't afford to waste. It is of the upmost importance that we get the points.

"It is all about results now. If we get performances over the next few games then we will get enough."

Bignot added Guiseley have remained focused on training during their enforced break from action, which also means players have recovered from injuries and he has a fully-fit squad to choose from for the Hereford clash.

He said: "The break has been frustrating, but we are able to get much-needed training into them. One or two have been able to come back from injury."

Meanwhile, Guiseley's home clash with 13th-placed Curzon Ashton to Nethermoor has been rearranged.

This clash will now take place on Tuesday, March 26 (ko 7.45pm).

The two sides were due to meet on Saturday, but heavy rain saw the game postponed because of a waterlogged pitch.

Tickets for Guiseley's West Riding County Cup final tie with Ossett United will also be on sale in the club shop for both this and the York City home games.

Meanwhile, Josh Langley’s loan at Guiseley has been extended again.

The 26-year-old centre back has signed a loan agreement until the end of season from Southport.

Langley has played in six games so far and made in his debut away at Chester in January.