GUISELEY have no time to mope over the FA Cup as they fight for National League survival.

Staying up is the priority for the second-bottom Lions and boss Paul Cox has told his players to move on from Sunday's disappointment at Mansfield.

Guiseley's first appearance in the second round fell flat as they crashed 3-0 at Field Mill and had two players sent off.

Next up is the long trek to Ebbsfleet and Cox insists there cannot afford to be any cup hang-over.

He said: "Everyone is down but we've got to pick ourselves up. We've made history for the club – and that's something to be proud of – but now we have to put that on the back-burner.

"We've got 25 league games to play, that's 75 points, and I want to see us understand what it takes to consistently get good results.

"We need to learn quickly how to adapt and the psychology of how to win. If we do that, we'll be okay.

"We've been in the bottom four for a long time for a reason and there's a lot needs doing.

"The main goal is to keep the club in the league. If I do achieve that, it will be my biggest success.

"This has inspired me. Some people get down or put off track – I'm very single-minded and that comes from knowing what's needed now coming round this bend at Christmas."

Cox will have to do without defenders Chris M'Boungou and Darren Holden, who are both banned after their red cards.

The Lions boss said: "It was a learning curve against a very good side. We've lost a game and it's now how we learn from this and embrace what we could have done.

"Mansfield were a little bit quicker to second balls and they dominated possession. We never got into a rhythm.

"Sometimes you have to stand up and impose your game on good teams and we didn't do that.

"There's always a positive and we've created history with the football club. You see how many people came to watch us and it hurts me we couldn't put on a performance.

"But the FA Cup was the icing on the cake with the cherries on the top.

"It's not what happened on Sunday now but what is going to make us consistently win football matches.

"I probably didn't realise how much building needed to be done when I took this job on. But ultimately, we'll achieve our goals.

"If we can stay up, then that's the hard work done and I think the whole job becomes easier then."