BRAGGING rights and three points are Guiseley's priority according to joint-manager Marcus Bignot when they entertain York City after they were handed a midweek boost to their survival hopes.

The fourth-from-bottom Lions grabbed their first victory in 15 games in the Vanarama National League North when they beat Curzon Ashton 1-0 on Tuesday night thanks to an Alex Purver strike. Including this clash, Guiseley's last five games have ended with a 1-0 scoreline, but finally Bignot's side came out on top.

Bignot has now targeted back-to-back wins for Guiseley when they welcome neighbours York City to Nethermoor on Saturday.

They face a stern test against the Minstermen, who have been revived by the arrival of new manager Steve Watson. The former Newcastle United and Everton defender has eased York's own relegation fears as they now sit in 14th place after losing only once in their last seven games. They grabbed a 3-3 draw in their last league clash at FC United of Manchester on Tuesday night.

Bignot was relieved to see Guiseley secure their first victory since beating Bradford (Park Avenue) 2-1 on New Year's Day.

He said: "We are looking to get the bragging rights. We are desperate for the three points and we're looking forward to it.

"We have not got back-to-back wins in the league for some time.

"York are a massive football club. They are ex-Football League club, which shows you the measure of this league and the standard of it.

"To be honest it was more of a relief for us and our supporters to win on Tuesday night for what they have endured this season. It has given us a massive confidence boost.

"We were pleased. We needed to do it by hook, or by crook. We have seven cup finals left this season now.

"What a good result can do is something the coaching staff can't recreate for the players. A result like Tuesday night just tips you over the other side after a bad run.

"It gives us something to build on for this Saturday. We are expecting a big crowd."

Despite his side now having a five-point cushion from the bottom three, Bignot still expects the league's relegation fight to go right to the wire.

The former Queens Park Rangers defender said: "This is going down to the last couple of games this season.

"At Easter we play Saturday and Monday, so any blip can be wiped up with two games in three games.

"We have prepared for it to go to the last couple of games of the season. Our players have to be ready for it."