Barrow v Guiseley AFC: Let’s make history, urges Kittrick

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Steve Kittrick is challenging his Guiseley side to become history boys at Barrow tonight.

After being in the hat for second-round draw of the FA Cup for the first time ever last month, the Lions boss is calling on his troops to finish off the job in tonight’s replay at Holker Street – and book a round-two date with Macclesfield Town at Nethermoor on December 1.

Kittrick, who reports a clean bill of health apart from injured left-back Andy McWilliams, said: “It is a great opportunity for our lads to create history for the club. That’s the reality.

“We have set targets in the league, FA Cup and FA Trophy and a realistic aim in the cup is to get through two rounds to the third round and maybe get a Chelsea or a Man United.

“In the trophy, our aim is to win it after getting to the last eight last year and that’s realistic as well. And now in the cup after being in the draw for the first time, we want to now create real history.”

On tonight’s clash against the Bluebirds, who battled back from 2-0 draw to earn a second bite of the cherry on their home patch, Kittrick added: “It’s about attitude and how we address things. If we have the right attitude, I am confident we’ll get the right result.

“We aren’t full time and a lot of our lads will be up for work at six in the morning and probably won’t get in after the game until two the next morning. That’s the downside, but that is non-league football and what you are expected to do.

“I just hope the lads can take a day off work or be able to start a little bit later the next morning!”

Adam Crookes.

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