IT has been a tale of two goalkeepers at Guiseley over the past week, with talented 18-year-old Marcus Dewhurst departing for Carlisle United, via parent club Sheffield United, but fellow teenager Bradley Wade coming in and immediately keeping an excellent clean sheet at Darlington.

Joint-manager Russ O'Neill was delighted with that 3-0 Vanarama National League North win in the North East last weekend, praising the team "from number one to 14", and the result should give Guiseley confidence, as they look to move into the play-offs by picking up three points against AFC Telford United at home this Saturday.

Wade should be between the sticks again for that clash, and praising his goalkeepers old and new, O'Neill said: "Marcus came in for two spells over two seasons and did really well.

"He's highly thought of at Sheffield United and they were happy with his development here but he has advanced his standing and this was an opportunity for him to play in League Two.

"We had to accept that and we wish him all the best.

"But Brad came in from Rochdale. He's highly thought of too and did well at Barrow last season. He went back there on loan this year and couldn't really get in their team.

"He's just had four games at Ramsbottom United though and done well and he'd not even trained with us but he acquitted himself superbly at Darlington."

O'Neill believes Rochdale will appreciate Wade getting some competitive non-league football and he feels the same way about striker Chris Sang, who has returned on loan from Barnsley until the end of February.

He said: "Chris gives us a completely different option up front. He had a great first loan and I think he played seven of our eight games while he was here, but then he felt his hamstring and went back to Barnsley.

"But that's the thing with the Under-23s, there's not much (competitive) football. He got himself fit, has had a good attitude and has shown a desire to come back and do well."

Going into Saturday's clash with Telford, Guiseley have lost four of their last six home games, yet have gone eight unbeaten away.

O'Neill said: "We had that in reverse at the start of the season when we were beating everyone at home. But we're feeling that we have a bit of consistency (they have won five and drawn three of their last 10 matches) and it's not really to do with whether we're home or away in my opinion.

"This is a young group learning on the job. They're learning how to be young footballers who can win games."

He added: "Telford have got experience all over the pitch, with a side that have been together for years. There's a lot of potential and natural ability within our club, but the game on Saturday will be a test.

"We just need to learn how to overcome obstacles in certain games."

There were no obstacles last weekend in that stunning victory at Darlington, with O'Neill saying: "We were fantastic, right from number one to number 14, our final substitute.

"We'd played them 10 days earlier and lost, but it was an even game that we were just on the wrong end of.

"It (last weekend) was a great performance and gets us three points closer to our (play-off) target, but three points is all it is so we have to move on now to Saturday."