Guiseley manager Steve Kittrick believes his players will not get a better opportunity to put last week’s frustrations behind them as they return to league action.

The Lions are third in the Blue Square Bet North Division and they face leaders Hyde FC at Nethermoor on Saturday.

Hyde though will also be looking to make a statement of intent after they were knocked out of the FA Cup last week, along with Guiseley, and suffered a loss in another knockout competition in midweek.

Kittrick said: “They are top and we are third, so on paper it should be a very good game. We have to apply ourselves though.

"There will be no inquests about last week - it was the FA Cup and that’s what that competition is all about.

“We were very disappointed to be beaten but you only get out what you put in so the defeat was deserved.”

Kittrick has one injury concern from the 1-0 defeat at Ashington but also two more players who are struggling to make the squad.

“Simon Baldry took a bad knock up there (Ashington) so is 50-50 and Danny Forest is struggling but he could make it. We will asses him after the final training session but Danny Ellis will be another couple of weeks,” added Kittrick.

“I think the fact that we both went out of the cup last week (Hyde were beaten by Bradford Park Avenue) will make Saturday's game even better because it will be a test for both sides.

"They have had a bit of blip with two defeats in the week and we had a blip in the league, so it will be very interesting.”