GUISELEY joint-manager Russ O'Neill believes his young squad have the potential to go all the way if they continue to develop.

The Lions take on Kettering on Saturday and will be in good spirits after beating promotional rivals Gateshead 3-2 away from home, to end their four-game winless spell.

With star players like Jamie Spencer and Aram Soleman being 21 or under, Guiseley have relied successfully on their youth this season.

O'Neill feels his side have the ability to reach the top if they can adapt to different styles of football in a tough league.

He said: "It is a young group that we have got. A lot of the players haven’t played Conference North before, every week is a different challenge.

"Gateshead were a football team who tried to build from the goalkeeper and then with Kettering you seen them on Saturday (against Bradford (Park Avenue) and it was just a fight.

"Jaime (Spencer) started off the season getting a few goals and assists then he levelled off a little bit.

"He will admit himself that he dropped off but hopefully he can come back.

"We like to think we are a football team but there is also the physical side of this league.

"If we can adapt there are no limits to where we can go. We must keep learning and remain injury free, you never know what can happen."

Guiseley moved up to sixth with the win and now stand only four points off third-placed Chester with a game in hand.

Meanwhile, York extended their lead at the top of the table to seven points after a 1-1 draw against Kidderminster.

Although, Kettering will be confident they can achieve some sort of a result after hammering Bradford (Park Avenue) 4-0.

O'Neill thinks his team were fortunate too hold on against Gateshead and is adamant that they will not take their 20th-placed opponents lightly this weekend.

He added: "We went 3-0 up (at Gateshead) and didn’t manage the game well enough and could nearly let them back in.

"It was a good three points which puts us back in the playoff positions.

"At some point they (York) will have a dip but its whether the chasing pack are going to be in the right position to take advantage when they do.

"There is still lots to do with the group, who are still learning but hopefully we can keep improving.

"You look through the Kettering team and they have got experienced players, all the way through the team. Paul Cox has worked with a few of the players before.

"He has gone in there and tried to give them a lift. It will be a really tough game on Saturday."