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Winning ugly is attractive to Guiseley
Playing ugly seems pretty good to Guiseley boss Steve Kittrick right now.
With ten games remaining in his side’s Blue Square Bet North campaign he is ready to sacrifice style for vital points.
After Saturday’s hard-earned 1-0 win over Solihull Moors he confessed: “We proved a bit of a point today that we can win ugly.
“We might have to be ugly a few more times to get the wins to get in the play offs . If we have got to do this a few more times than that is what we will do.
“Saturday’s result proves you don’t have to be pretty all the time. You have to be effective.
“It is just about winning games and getting where we need to be at end of season.”
Guiseley, who had Tuesday night’s home game with Altrincham called off due to a waterlogged pitch, are about to embark on a hectic spell of six games in 15 days which they kick off with a visit to Stalybridge Celtic on Saturday.
The Altrincham match has been re-arranged for next Tuesday and is followed by a hectic Easter schedule that sees the Lions visit Gains- borough on Good Friday before successive home fixtures against Workington 24 hours later and Halifax on Easter Monday.
If that isn’t demanding enough, Guiseley visit third-placed Brackley on April 6 and after a seven-day breather face runaway leaders Chester at Nethermoor.
Home form is going to be key and Kittrick understands that there are going to be some tough tests and playing the attractive style of football his team favours may have to be sacrificed for a more pragmatic approach.
He said: “I spend a lot of time watching opposition teams and know what to expect. Teams come here trying to stop us playing our football and we have to cope with that.”