Main backer Steve Parkin has made it clear that his ultimate goal is for Guiseley to become a Football League club.

Just days after appointing new manager Paul Cox, Parkin has spoken of his commitment to the project and has called on the club's supporters to back it too.

Parkin, who has already made considerable investment in the National League club, seldom makes public comment.

He has outlined the club's ambitions, raised the issues of developing Nethermoor, the possibility of ground sharing, and even of developing a new ground.

In his prepared statement he said: "On Monday we announced the appointment of Paul Cox as our new manager.

"Paul as most of you will know is one of the most successful managers in non-league football and as such is a real coup for the club.

"Paul has chosen GAFC above three other offers he had received and it's fair to say from a lot bigger clubs than Guiseley.

"I have laid out to Paul the ambitions we as a board have and he was excited by our plans.

"These include establishing the club first and foremost in the National League with the ultimate aim of becoming a Football League club in the next three to five years.

"Now, this might sound like a dream but it is, we believe, within our capabilities.

"Obviously Nethermoor would need extensive building works to be fit for purpose.

"We have spent considerable time and money with the local planners trying to further develop the ground.

"We as a board will continue to evaluate the situation and look at all scenarios, these may include developing Nethermoor, ground sharing arrangements or building a new stadium.

"I hope that you agree these are extremely exciting times and we will continue to keep you all abreast with developments as they become clearer.

"I am committed to the project and would ask all supporters to get behind Paul and the team as we embark on the next chapter in the history of GAFC."