GUISELEY played out an absorbing 0-0 draw with fellow Vanarama National League North high-flyers York City at Nethermoor on Tuesday, and joint-manager Russ O'Neill said his players need to perform at that level when they visit Chester on Saturday.

Chester currently sit third in the league, one place and one point ahead of Guiseley, having won four their last five games. The game also sees O'Neill's fellow joint-manager Marcus Bignot return to his former club, having managed them during the 2017-18 season.

The Cheshire outfit were relegated from the National League that year, and only managed ninth last season. But, like Guiseley, they have roared out of the blocks this time around, under the guidance of former Salford City managers Anthony Johnson and Bernard Morley, and will hope to secure a swift return to the fifth tier.

O'Neill has certainly been impressed with what he has seen so far from Chester, and speaking after the York game, he said: "They're in really good form.

"I went to watch them at Curzon Ashton (a 3-1 win) the other night and I was really impressed with them to be honest. I said to the lads when they were laid on the floor in the middle of the centre circle at the end tonight that they'd better pick themselves up get ready to go again because it'll be no different on Saturday.

"I'm expecting exactly the same sort of game as tonight."

After the game, O'Neill said: "I don't know how it was 0-0. It was a fantastic spectacle for Conference North level of football.

"We feel disappointed not to have won but I'm sure they'll feel they've had a few chances too. It's the best York side I've seen for a few years and we matched them.

"We stepped up another gear in the second half. It's a testament to our lads given that we're part time and they're full time."

There were players that impressed O'Neill at both ends of the pitch against York and he will hope they can perform to that level against Chester.

Asked about forward Lee Shaw's efforts, O'Neill said: "Both the front two just ran and ran, exactly the same as when we were at Blyth Spartans the other week. They don't know when they're beat. Aaron Martin was exactly the same.

"That gives everybody the catalyst behind them to go and express themselves. George (Sykes-Kenworthy) has made one good save and in the first half, their left wing-back has put three or four good balls across that we've cleared off the line."

Finally, referring to the cracking atmosphere generated by the 1,894 fans packed into Nethermoor, O'Neill enthused: "It's a fantastic crowd, everybody's enjoyed a good game and I'm glad that when everybody's turned out in their numbers, they've seen what they did tonight."