PAUL Cox is desperately searching for a winning recipe and is determined to bring in the missing ingredients.

Despite bringing in four new players in the past week, the Guiseley boss is determined to make further signings after seeing his relegation-threatened side go six games without a win since he took over.

Saturday's 3-0 defeat at Maidenhead United and Tuesday's 2-1 home loss to Macclesfield highlighted the frailties of his squad. Now they face another testing away game at Maidstone United on Saturday.

The Macclesfield match saw new striker Mike Fondop, midfieldman Simon Lenighan and on-loan Peterborough left back Lewis Freestone make their debuts with new winger Andy Haworth on the bench.

A frustrated Cox said: "The Macclesfield game sums up the season when you look at both goals.

"The first one was a lack of concentration the second one, well if you gave an under-10 side that amount of time and space in your box, they are going to score."

Cox isn't just trying to address defensive shortcomings because his side have scored just nine goals in 14 National League games.

"What is doing for us at the moment is what happens in both boxes. We aren't scoring from the chances we are creating and not concentrating in our own box," he said.

"It is my job to move it forwards, we have brought some positive additions into the squad and we have to out pressure on the players here to perform consistently over the 90 minutes.

"I have told the players we have won only one game all season and that was against Torquay in the 94th minute.

"There are ingredients missing from the squad and I am going to bring those ingredients in.

"That will put stress and a bit of pressure on the players who are here. They should not fear that they should embrace that and want to be a winner.

"You don’t want to be at the bottom looking up. It should make you work harder, concentrate harder and win more games. I have been instructed to go out and improve the squad and that is what I will do over the next seven to ten games.

"I will be working extremely hard to bring more in and hoping at same time to get a unit that doesn’t draw but get a regular three points on the board."