Steve Kittrick knows Guiseley needs to get back on the horse - and fast

Steve Kittrick is looking for a positive reaction from his players after their FA Cup replay defeat

Steve Kittrick is looking for a positive reaction from his players after their FA Cup replay defeat

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Third-placed Guiseley are looking to reinforce their Blue Square Bet North promotion credentials at Boston United on Saturday after suffering an FA Cup replay defeat at Barrow on Tuesday night.

Steve Kittrick’s men had hoped to write another chapter in the club’s history by reaching the second round of the famous old competition for the first time but a stoppage-time goal from the Blue Square Bet Premier outfit broke their hearts.

“It was sickening to lose it that way, especially after we dominated for long periods of the game – but that’s football,” said Kittrick.

“The margins are so fine, and it was a great strike from their lad to finish it, but I expect a reaction from our lads.

" I hope that game has gone now and it is the sign of a good side that can bounce back from a result like that.

“There were no injuries but some dented pride. I think the lads will use that to come back and make a statement.

“There were some very good performances – our back four were excellent – but also a couple of people who might feel they need to turn in a good one to get Tuesday out of their system.

“It needs to be now as well because we have three tough games on the trot – not just on Saturday at Boston, who are going well in eighth place under (former Nottingham Forest striker) Jason Lee.”

A midweek home game against Worcester City is next up for the Lions before next weekend’s FA Trophy tie against Blue Square Bet North leaders Brackley Town ends a testing three-match spell.

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