GUISELEY manager Paul Cox wants to strengthen his squad as he seeks a winning formula.

After seeing the Lions draw all four games since he took charge he now wants to create added competition for places.

Injuries to loan striker Raul Correira (ankle) and Danny East (shoulder) have hastened the need to act.

The Nethermoor outfit remain in the National League's bottom four with just one win from their opening 12 fixtures ahead of a tough away trip to newly-promoted Maidenhead United on Saturday

Cox said: "I won't shirk away from the problems facing us. I need to get results in the short term while building the infrastructure for the future of the club.

"I need to bring some quality signings into the club. I have had great backing from Steve Parkin, James Ferguson and John Gill and they want to change the perception of Guiseley.

"To many people we are an unfashionable part-time club, but aim to change that. The first objective is to start winning games, and to do that I need a stronger squad.

"We are where we are we haven’t won a game since I have been here so it is up to me to get that problem solved."

Cox, who had only 16 fit players to pick from for last Saturday's 1-1 draw with high-flying Dover Athletic, has been busily trying to bring in new recruits.

He admits that he is having to act sooner than he might have wanted too initially due to the fact that Correira is due to be out for up to three months with ankle ligament damage while East damaged a shoulder in training on Tuesday.

"Now is the time to add to the squad and put the cat among the pigeons with the players," said Cox.

"At the moment the 11 is picking itself. I want to ask questions of the players in the 11 because I want a consistent team that wins." Guiseley have definitely taken strides forward under Cox. They have become a side that is hard to beat and look to have cured their defensive shortcomings.

They have only conceded two goals since the former Barrow boss arrived at Nethermoor compared to 18 in their first eight.

The real worry is at the other end of the field where their tally of eight goals is the lowest in the division.

Cox can see progress. H e insisted: "There are ingredients that need to improve on. I guess how you view things depends on whether you see the glass as half empty or half full.

"We are four games unbeaten since I inherited a team with the worst goal difference in the league.

"At the minute we are becoming hard to beat, but I want more. I think we need to be greedy and I have put the pressure on the boys as we need to start winning games now.

"That might seem harsh from where I picked the team up from, but I think we are capable of it.

"We have played four teams at different levels in the league and I don’t think anyone has been better than us."