MARK BOWER has called on Guiseley to sharpen up ahead of tonight’s Vanarama North clash with Hyde at Nethermoor.
Hyde may be bottom of the pile following a largely tortuous campaign, but they have shown real pluck in recent weeks, and frustrated the Lions in the clash across the Pennines at the weekend, which ended goalless.
Guiseley face the Cheshire outfit for the second time in four days this evening and Bower is anxious his side display a bit more cutting edge and invention.
Bower, without the creative talents of Gavin Rothery and Oli Johnson, said: “We had some good chances that weren’t taken on Saturday.
“I suppose if you not creating, it is a bigger worry, but we are getting in some good areas and the final ball is letting us down.
“Or when we are, our finishing is not quite there.
“Boyesy (Adam Boyes) and certainly Dicko (Liam Dickinson) could do with a goal and it’s not quite falling for us in front of goal at the minute.”
On what Guiseley can expect to face tonight, he added: “They certainly will enjoy our pitch which will probably play a little bit better than their’s.
“We know it will be difficult and are under no illusions. They are starting to get that bit of consistency and have stuck together.”
Bower will assess the fitness of Danny Hall (hamstring) and Ryan Toulson (knee) ahead of kick-off.
Tadcaster Albion are also in action tonight, with the second-placed Brewers, left to concentrate on their pursuit for the NCEL Premier title after their weekend FA Vase exit, visiting Barton Town.
It is also a big night in Division One for Pontefract Colls, who welcome another side firmly in the promotion mix in Shirebrook.