GUISELEY have added to their squad by signing 24-year-old striker Dayle Southwell from Wycombe Wanderers for an undisclosed fee.

The Lions had hoped to play him against Gateshead tonight but the Vanarama National League game was called off at midday as the Nethermoor pitch is frozen.

Southwell joined Wycombe last season on a free from Boston United and had a three-month loan spell at Lincoln City.

Pressure is ramping up on Guiseley. They may have two games in hand on clubs such as Barrow and Leyton Orient but they are nine points adrift of safety.

Lions boss Paul Cox is looking to introduce more new blood, admitting: “Bodies need bringing in. If you look at the squad, it has been top-heavy right from the beginning of the season because of the six, seven, eight or nine injuries for those players who have not played for the majority of the season.

“The board understand that and also understand that to achieve our goals at the end of the season, we cannot leave any stone unturned.

“We need some quality in key areas and that has never been in doubt since I arrived. Obviously, there has got to be a yin to a yang and bodies going (too).”

However, Cox is also grateful of the support given to him by the board in the last few weeks, saying: “The board have been brilliant and everyone wants to repay them with good performances and results to achieve our goal of staying in the league.”

Just three days after throwing open their doors in a day of celebration for the life of club stalwart June Willingham, which attracted the second-best attendance (149) in the Toolstation Northern Counties East League Premier Division, Thackley are at home again.

They face new visitors in in-form Sheffield-based First Division side Swallownest in the League Cup. 

Thackley are 18th in the Premier Division, and Swallownest 14th in the First Division.