GUISELEY head to Park Avenue today in a better mood than they were after their Boxing Day bashing.

The Lions were given a 5-1 hiding by their Bradford neighbours but restored some pride with a 2-2 draw at home to Altrincham on Saturday.

A last-minute equaliser denied them all three points but joint-boss Russ O'Neill was still pleased with a much improved display.

Now his team are bidding to gain revenge on former boss Mark Bower and his troops but O'Neill accepts it will be another stern examination.

He said: "We'll be going there trying to get something out of the game.

"We can roll our sleeves up and work as hard as we can but let's not hide away from it, we have played two really good sides in the last two games.

"We weren't ready for the first one and we got what we deserved. On Saturday we had all on to get a point and it was a great reaction.

"It will definitely be as difficult (today) but we will be ready and we are looking forward to the challenge."

O'Neill was pleased with the display of young loan keeper Marcus Dewhurst, who won the man of the match prize on his debut against Altrincham having joined from Sheffield United.

Dewhurst replaced Joe Green and the Lions chief said: "He is a young goalkeeper who we've known about for quite some time. He is well thought of by the goalkeeping coach at Sheffield United, who speaks very highly of him.

"Maybe Joe coming out for a bit might help both parties. I think Marcus has come in and done really well."