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Guiseley boss hopes to cash in with lucrative FA Cup run
Mid-table Evo-Stik Premier Division club Buxton will obviously be treated with the utmost of respect when they visit Nethermoor on Saturday in the fourth qualifying round of the FA Cup.
But Guiseley manager Steve Kittrick did allow himself to day dream as he approached another tilt at getting through to the first-round proper.
“It is my third or fourth time at this stage, either with Ossett Town or Guiseley, and it is nerve-wracking.
“But if we win on Saturday, get a big club in the first round and are on television, then we could make £100,000 – but Buxton will be tough.”
Guiseley’s chief executive officer Adrian Towers backed up Kittrick’s figures by saying: “If we get through on Saturday and are on television then we would make a lot of money from sponsorship, the match would be a sell-out and we would make between £50,000 and £100,000.”
The Lions, who lost 2-0 after a patchy performance at Solihull Moors last weekend in Blue Square Bet North, will be at full-strength, apart from the suspended Danny Boshell.
Guiseley, who are guaranteed another £7,500 from their exploits in the FA Cup – overcoming Buxton would net them a further £12,500 – could well be getting some money from the transfer of Simon Ainge.
The former skipper and central defender has had his loan deal with Luton extended to January.
Towers said: “Luton will then have to make their mind up whether they want to buy him permanently, and we could get a five-figure fee.”