GUISELEY joint-manager Marcus Bignot hopes his side can move to the next level and turn their flurry of draws into wins.

The fourth-from-bottom Lions recorded their 14th draw of their Vanarama National League North season on Tuesday night, as they were held 1-1 at fourth-placed AFC Telford United. This followed the same scoreline against second-placed Stockport County at Nethermoor on Saturday. Guiseley have only won six of their 29 league games this season.

They hope to stop this run of draws when they travel to fellow strugglers, second-from-bottom FC United of Manchester, on Saturday. It will also mark Guiseley's first-ever trip to Broadhurst Park to face Neil Reynolds' side, founded in 2005.

The Lions have a break from league action next Tuesday when they host Hallmark Security League Premier Division side Barnoldswick Town in the West Riding County Cup semi-final.

Meanwhile, Guiseley have been busy in the transfer market this week, in a bid to bolster their defensive ranks.

George Cantrill’s loan move from Championship high-fliers Sheffield United has been extended until the end of the season.

Centre-back Josh Langley’s loan from Southport has been extended by another month.

Bignot said: "We are going in the right direction

"You can put all the draws down to all areas really; mentality, ability and understanding, personality; the bottom line is this football club has been used to losing football matches. They are not used to winning a lot of matches following relegation last season.

"We have been drawing a lot. But on other side, we are not losing many football matches now. We have drawn against the second and fourth-placed teams in our last two matches.

"We need to take it up to the next level to become winners and become successful."

Bignot added he was looking forward to taking Guiseley to FC United of Manchester on Saturday and has happy memories from being an opposing manager there.

He said: "It is a really good stage to play. I remember when I was manager of Solihull Moors and we won the league there, the Manchester fans were applauding us. They were great with the ovation that they gave us. They were brilliant supporters. It was almost like a lap of honour.

"Manchester will provide a great atmosphere and hopefully it can give our boys an extra five to 10 per cent."

Bignot said Tuesday's cup clash with Barlick will give some of his squad players valuable game-time.

He added: "It's a very important competition for us. We will be treating it as a first-time game. We want to get to the final and win it."