Town will attack at Guiseley

Flashback: Last season's clash was a fiesty affair - which Town won 4-3 from 3-1 down
Flashback: Last season's clash was a fiesty affair - which Town won 4-3 from 3-1 down

Neil Aspin said he won’t set his side up to play for a point when they make the short trip to West Yorkshire rivals Guiseley tonight (7.45pm).

Last year Town won a 4-3 thriller, with goals from Terry Dixon, a Danny Ellis own goal and a brace from Lee Gregory turning around a remarkable game which had seen the Shaymen go 2-0 down in eight minutes, and trail 3-1 at the break.

The game also ended in controversy when James Dean was dismissed after the final whistle for violent conduct which resulted in a six match ban for the Shay favourite - and Guiseley also finished with ten after Joe O’Neill had been sent off mid-way through the second half.

This time around Town are in good goalscoring form, with 14 goals in their last four games, and Aspin said the Shaymen travel to Nethermoor looking for all three points.

Town are sixth in the Conference North table going into the game - 11 points behind Guiseley with three games in hand, and 14 points off leaders Chester with two games in hand on them.

“Guiseley is a difficult game and on their day they can be a match for anyone in the league. They can pass it well and have good players,” he said.

“We’ll have to be at our very best to get a result there.

“We managed to do it last year but that was last year and every game is different.

“We’ve got to go their and be positive and we can’t set up just to go and try and defend. If you’re positive at Guiseley it’s going to leave space and they’ve got players who are good enough to exploit that, but we’ve got to try and go there and win the game.”

Scott McManus is a major doubt having injured himself in the warm-up on Saturday, with Jason St Juste expected to deputise, while Aspin faces a decision over whether to stick with Liam Needham or bring back Chris Worsley in midfield.

Ryan Toulson, who replaced Phil Bolland at right-back after just 20 minutes on Saturday, is also expected to start.

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