GUISELEY'S joint-manager Marcus Bignot believes York City have a lot to look forward to in 2020, but he will at least be hopeful of spoiling their end to 2019.

The two teams face off at Bootham Crescent in the Vanarama National League North today, with Guiseley making their final visit to the famous old ground.

York should move to their new stadium very soon, and that could be coupled with promotion, with the Minstermen currently sitting in second place in the league, despite only winning one of their last six.

Bignot has no doubts about their quality though, saying: "York are an ex-Football League team and they've got an experienced manager in (former Newcastle United and Everton star) Steve Watson, who's doing a good job there.

"Deep down, they probably don't expect to be here in this league but they're where they're supposed to be now, vying for promotion.

"They've got the new stadium coming too so they've got a lot to look in 2020.

"I enjoy going there (to Bootham Crescent). It's a lovely old-fashioned stadium, and we'll make sure we embrace it for one last time."

Embracing it does not mean Guiseley will be taking their eye off the task at hand.

Despite wins being in short supply over the past couple of months, Guiseley's away form has been decent.

Their last three games away from Nethermoor have seen them win 3-2 at Gateshead, draw 2-2 against Leamington, and pick up a 0-0 at Hereford.

But Bignot’s side did pick up a home tonic on Boxing Day, beating Farsley Celtic 2-0.

Bignot said: "We've got some rhythm and consistency going away from home. We've not been bad on the road in our last three games.

"We'll be looking to make that four unbeaten but we're under no illusions, York will be a difficult game.

"We drew with them 0-0 in September and we had to be at our best. They stretched us and tested us, and I expect it to be no different over there

"It was very entertaining for a 0-0 draw, and we'll look to do a lot of what we did back then today, but also improve in certain areas."

One obvious area of improvement from a goalless draw is scoring goals, so Guiseley will be looking for new man Chris Sang, on loan from Barnsley, to do the business today.

The striker, who made his debut at Hereford last Saturday, could prove a vital asset over the busy Christmas period.

Asked what Sang brings to the side, Bignot said: "He brings a big enthusiasm and energy to the team, which is good as we like to play with high intensity.

"He's a physical player and he's also got some football intelligence, which is an added bonus.

"He takes up good positions and in general, just performs his role really well.

"To be able to bring him here has been fantastic for us."