GUISELEY joint-manager Marcus Bignot thinks supporters can expect an 'exciting' finish to the season with his young players aiming for a play-off spot.

The Vanarama National League North side travel to 18th-placed Leamington on Saturday knowing collection of the three points will boost them into the top seven.

It has been mixed feelings for the Lions so far this term as they find themselves in 10th position after bouncing up and down the league table.

Bignot is clear with his ambitions for the campaign and is expecting a tough test against a side coming off a 2-1 victory over Spennymoor Town in the FA Trophy third qualifying round.

He said: "We want to have an exciting season and be in and around the play-offs.

"You have got little blocks at a time, we had a super start to the season, hit a bump and we are onto the next block.

"We are not far off the points total that is needed but with have some big games in this block now.

"If we can get through this period with a good points return it will take us up to the new year with a lot of optimism."

He added: "It is going to be a very difficult challenge for us.

"I know Leamington very well, we have to nullify their strengths which we haven’t been good at when we have faced that type of team.

"It is something we have got to stand up too and overcome, then we have to get back to how we play football which was missing on Saturday."

The Lions have not been in the best run of form, only winning one out of their last seven fixtures in all competitions.

A 4-0 defeat to AFC Telford in the FA Trophy third qualifying round meant Guiseley have conceded eight goals in two fixtures against the Shropshire team.

Bignot is slightly concerned by the results but is confident his group of high potential players can get out of the rot.

He said: "It is something we need to address, in that block we have had a lot of suspensions and injuries.

"We are a young, small and sometimes naïve squad, you just want to keep a settled team to get into that rhythm and consistency.

"What you get from youngsters is inconsistency, we know that we are a team that is developing and we have to expect that you are going to get that from time to time.

"The better ones will learn quicker and understand what is required to get that consistency in their game.

"If we keep building their knowledge and decision making, keep having that hunger, then we will always be going along the right lines."