MARCUS Bignot insists his free-scoring Guiseley side remain a work in a progress following a 100 per cent start to the new season.

The Lions have roared to 3-0 and 5-0 wins over King's Lynn Town and Bradford (Park Avenue) respectively to top Vanarama National League North by two points after the first two games.

But, despite being pleased with his side's start, the former QPR defender is not getting carried away and insists his side need to now maintain the early standards they have set.

Guiseley now face a further test of their mettle when they travel to Southport on Saturday (3pm kick-off) followed by a home date with Spennymoor Town on Tuesday night (7.45pm). The trip to Southport is the first of six games remaining in August in a hectic first month for Guiseley.

Bignot says his young side show no fear and have carried the momentum of an encouraging pre-season, which included giving Championship side Leeds United a scare in a 2-1 defeat, into the new campaign.

He said: "It's a really pleasing start to the season.

"We have carried on what we built up in pre-season. They have taken on board everything we have said.

"It's a young group that's got ability and it's about making sure they understand the process of getting that consistency.

"It's a learning environment with a clear structure. They have taken all that on board. The group is understanding what is required at this level.

"August is a really busy month and we are straight into the thick of it.

"We go again on Saturday and it's going to be another step up.

"We said anything is possible with this group because they are young. There is no fear.

"It's a work in progress. This is the first year we have put a team together in the image of the management team. We're excited by that.

"It's important that we keep on this road of development.

"The hardest thing in football is to develop and win football matches at the same time. We're finding a way to do that at the moment."

Bignot added he would like to add a couple more players to his young squad to build up further competition for places and hopes to have at least one new recruit in at Nethermoor in time for this weekend's trip to Southport.

He added: "We were really excited by the recruitment we have done.

"I think we are a couple of pieces shy of getting that complete squad. I'm hoping to get another signing in before Saturday.

"We want to give the group a bit of competition, which is always healthy with a small group."