GUISELEY joint manager Marcus Bignot wants his team to "apply themselves properly" in their last five games as they seek to avoid relegation from Vanarama National League North.

Next up is high-flying Brackley Town, who will be the first three away fixtures for Guiseley in seven days. On Tuesday, they will play Ossett United in the West Riding County Cup final.

"Brackley are a very good team," said Bignot, who re-iterated the importance of the final five league games. "We've got five cup finals, and although we have a six-point cushion from the bottom three, if we do not win any of those games we could be in trouble. We're by no means safe.

"We lost (at Spennymoor Town) on Tuesday because we didn't apply ourselves properly. We have to do that in the next five games.

"When we don't do things well it shows how poor we can be, but when we do things well it shows how good we can be."

Meanwhile, Guiseley have had several coming and goings the past week.

With leading scorer Rowan Liburd having left the club and young striker Lewis Archer injured in last week's game, Guiseley have moved swiftly to sign rising star Michael Fowler from Fleetwood Town on a youth loan until the end of the season.

Fowler, 17, joined Joey Barton's Cod Army when his two-year scholarship at Barton's former club Burnley ended. Prior to joining Burnley, Fowler was in the youth set up at Sunderland.

Many clubs were interested in the young striker, who was a regular scorer in the youth set up at Turf Moor.

Liburd, who recently had his first international call up for the St Kitts and Nevis squad, has signed for Hereford Town. A Paul Cox signing, Liburd's contract at Nethermoor had another year to run.

Liburd joined Guiseley initially on loan in October 2017, scoring four goals in eight appearances before making the move permanent in December 2017. He then scored four goals in 21 over the remainder of the season. He leaves the Lions, having scored 12 goals in 26 league appearances in the current season.

Guiseley have also seen academy goalkeeper Declan Lambton sign dual registration forms with the club. He has spent the season playing senior football with title chasing Bradford side Campion, alongside playing in goal for Guiseley Academy.

Another academy player, midfielder Jack Lazenby, has recovered from injury and has signed his third loan agreement of the season with Brighouse Town.