THE feelgood factor has returned to Guiseley following their FA Cup exploits, according to joint-manager Marcus Bignot.

The spirited Lions failed to tame Joey Barton's Fleetwood Town, as they went down to a 2-1 defeat in the competition's second round in front of the live TV cameras.

Despite this disappointment, Bignot says his charges can take heart from their cup run and it can now help to further rebuild the club.

A crowd of 2,324 packed into Nethermoor for Monday night's clash, and Bignot hopes new fans can start following his side.

Bignot said: "When I look back, it is with huge pride at what we have achieved both on and off the pitch on Monday night.

"But it is still raw and still disappointing that we lost. It was not to be.

"We played well in the first half and looked like we could have forced a replay.

"Full credit to Fleetwood, they managed the game properly. We could not have that grandstand finish. It was a hard one to swallow.

"We have lost the game, but we have learned a lot from it.

"Our FA Cup Final would have been the third round, so we fell a little short.

"The feelgood factor about the football club is back.

"It's important we build our supporter base and we know the way to do that is to win football matches."

Bignot added it is now back to the bread and butter of league action, as they look to improve on their 16th place in Vanarama National League North.

Guiseley host 18th-placed Hereford on Saturday as they strive to kickstart their league form ahead of the busy festive period of fixtures.

The Lions follow up their Hereford clash with another home match, this time in the FA Trophy third qualifying round.

Bignot said: "Ultimately the league is where we will be judged. That is the remit of the football club; to do well in the league.

"We are still in the FA Trophy and the County Cup as well, so we are in three competitions."

Meanwhile, Guiseley AFC Community Foundation are holding a food bank collection on behalf of Otley Food Bank and Aireborough Children’s Centre before Saturday's clash.

Over the previous four years, the club has received donations of several hundred pounds worth of food, toiletries, pet food and Christmas related treats, exceeding expectations each year.

Drop off points will be just inside the turnstiles and in the Otley Road car park by the cricket club entrance from noon until kick off at 3pm.

Along with all the staple foods seasonal items are also required such as tinned meat and pies, tinned vegetables, instant mash and tinned potatoes. Toiletries, toilet rolls, cat and dog food are also sought.