WITH three games of the season remaining, Guiseley joint-manager Russ O'Neill says his side are ready to take points over Easter to boost their survival hopes.

The Lions travel to the North East to face eighth-placed Blyth Spartans tomorrow before they host 18th-placed Darlington on Easter Monday in the Vanarama National League North.

O'Neill's side then finish their season at his co-manager Marcus Bignot's former club Kidderminster Harriers on Saturday, April 27.

Guiseley are fourth-from-bottom in the table, four points clear of the division's bottom three. They slightly eased their relegation worries with a 1-1 draw against Ashton United at Nethermoor on Saturday. Kingsley James's opener was cancelled out by Ashton's Sam Sheridan as the Lions were condemned to their 17th draw in 39 league games so far this season.

O'Neill said he and Bignot have had to make decisions with the best interests of the club at heart as they dealt with the hangover from last season's relegation.

Despite being disappointed his side could not grab all three points against Ashton, he says his side will be ready for the challenge of play-off hopefuls Blyth, as they gear up for the busy, and often pivotal, Easter period of games.

He said: "We will be ready for Blyth tomorrow. It will be tough against Blyth as they are flying at the moment.

"Easter is always a busy weekend in every season. We will be ready for it.

"We will come back stronger from the draw last weekend when we go to Blyth.

"Did we want to be in this position at the start of the season? No. There are a lot of full-time clubs in a similar position to us in this league.

"The amount of stuff we have had to deal with off the field this season has been unbelievable.

"It's been a nightmare off the pitch. It has been a massive, hard slog.

"We have done everything for the club. Every decision we have made has been in the best interests of the club at heart.

"We are still four points clear with three games to go. We go onto the next game now.

"Let's get to the end of the season and see where we are."

Meanwhile, Guiseley's end-of-season dinner will take place on Saturday, May 4 at Otley Golf Club from, 7pm.

Presentations will be made to the club's first team, academy and Vixens players along with the volunteer of the year award and young achiever of the year prize.

Bookings and payments need to be made no later than Easter Monday at the Darlington game. Go to guiseleyafc.co.uk to book a place at the event.