DAVE Syers has vowed to quickly get up to speed after making his debut for Guiseley in Tuesday’s home defeat against Wrexham.

The midfielder joined the Lions on a short-term deal last week after impressing during the pre-season friendlies.

He became a free agent after his contract with League One side Rochdale ended and is looking forward to stepping up his fitness further in Saturday’s visit of Dagenham to Nethermoor.

Syers believes he will get better with games and said of his outing against Wrexham: “It was great to get out there and actually be involved.

“I’ve been training with the lads for a few weeks now and played in a few of the pre-season games.

“It got to the point where it suits both parties and I need to be playing games.

“I was a bit rusty out there on Tuesday night but the great thing is there are games coming thick and fast so I will very quickly get up to speed and have the positive effect I want to have on the team.”

The 28-year-old’s Football League career began with Bradford in 2010 and spells with Doncaster, Scunthorpe and Rochdale have followed.

He was winning rave reviews for his displays until a horror knee injury in August 2014 put him out for a long time. Prior to joining Bradford, Syers was a popular player at Ossett Albion and then Farsley Celtic.

Syers remembered: “I think the last time I played at Guiseley was in a county cup game for Ossett Albion 10 or 12 years.

“With regards to quality of the pitch and everything else about the club, you can’t really compare the two because the club has come on leaps and bounds.

“I was very close to signing here six years and would have done had I not turned professional.

“Guiseley were a Conference North club then but the current set-up under Mark Bower is very good. It’s just frustrating we haven’t quite got what we have deserved so far.”

“Hopefully against Dagenham on Saturday we can get something out of what is a tough start to the season.”