Thursday, December 08, 2011

Form is with Guiseley going into big cup tie

 Source: The Advertiser

 By Ian Whiting

 The clash between Guiseley and FC United of Manchester at Nethermoor on Saturday in the first round of the Carlsberg FA Trophy is an appetising one.

There promises to be an atmosphere that will do justice to the big cup tie.

West Yorkshire Police have insisted on a noon kick-off to minimise disruption and potential trouble in and around the surrounding area but it is not an all- ticket game.

Guiseley are riding high in the Blue Square Bet North Division, having consolidated their third place with a midweek away win.

However, FC United are just outside the play-off zone, in seventh spot, in the Evo-Stik Premier.

FC United were just one game away from joining the Lions in the Conference League set up last season.

They beat Bradford Park Avenue at Horsfall in the play off semi-final before suffering defeat at Colwyn Bay.

Guiseley spokesman Stuart Allen said: “We finished Tuesday’s game with no new injuries and Danny Ellis came on for the last 15 or 20 minutes in his second game back from the ankle problem that kept him out for a long time.

“Danny Boshell missed the game with a groin injury, so is struggling, and Simon Baldry also had to sit that one out.

"They will be doubtful for the FA Trophy tie but the rest of the lads, even Mark Bower, seem to be in contention for places.

“Steve (manager Kittrick) will not be sure who is and who isn’t ready until he finds out if there were any reactions after tonight's final training session of the week.”

Former Bantams skipper Bower has also been sidelined with an ankle injury but has been involved with the rest of the players during the warm-up before the last two league games.

2:32pm Thursday 8th December 2011 in Guiseley