IT’S back to the core business of gathering National League points for cup heroes Guiseley tomorrow.

They have to set aside the euphoria of their dramatic FA Cup first round replay win at Accrington Stanley as they tackle the first of two tough away games in four days.

The Lions visit Dagenham & Redbridge tomorrow before tackling newcomers AFC Fylde on Tuesday.

“These are our FA Cup finals,” said manager Paul Cox. “I love all of the razzamatazz of cup football but our bread and butter is the National League.

“We need to put together a run of wins and start climbing the table. I feel our performances have been improving and we are hard to beat, but there is more to do.

“I feel we were unlucky to lose at home to Bromley last week when we played for 87 minutes with ten men after Ash Palmer was sent off.

“We also had to work hard and show great commitment and application at Accrington when Chris M’Boungou was sent off.

“We have to make sure we keep 11 men on the field so that we don’t make things hard for ourselves.”

Cox will have to shuffle his pack at Dagenham as M’Boungou and full back Connor Brown are both suspended.

M’Boungou misses one match for his red card while Brown faces two games out after collecting ten bookings.

Palmer will be available to return after his suspension along with the cup-tied pair of Alex-Rae Harvey and Rowan Liburd.

Cox added: “We will assess everybody before deciding on our team as Tuesday’s game was extremely tiring.

“Thankfully we do have players coming back after injury and we are getting more players to pick from.

“That little bit of added competition for places is important. Players are competing for their places.

“It was good on Tuesday to see the way Mike Fondop reacted to being the lone striker.

“I saw new parts to his game because he wanted to prove he was the man for the job.”