GUISELEY face a tough trip to AFC Fylde in the Vanarama National League tonight in a full programme of fixtures which could lead to significant movement among the sides scrambling around the safety mark.

The Lions dropped back into the relegation places following a loss at promotion-seeking Dagenham & Redbridge at the weekend.

It was the second of two consecutive single-goal defeats for Paul Cox’s men and left them two points behind the Lions boss’ former club Barrow, who are just above the drop zone.

Fylde were pulling away from trouble as their 2-0 home win over basement outfit Torquay United lifted them up to 16th, and they are eight points better off than Guiseley.

It was one of three wins for the Coasters in their last four league games.

A win for Guiseley at the Mill Farm Sports Village could lift them back out of the bottom four and on the same points as 19th-placed Leyton Orient.

However, the O's are at home to Chester, who are immediately above the Lions, while Barrow face a tough match at Gateshead.

Cox was disappointed with his side as they let a two-goal lead slip at the Daggers and has some tough decisions to make.

He said: “We’ve got to get back on the horse now.

“Before Saturday we’d played two games – one of them for 88 minutes with ten men and the other one a long time with ten and that one went to extra-time (at home against Bromley in the league and Accrington Stanley in an FA Cup replay) – and I’ll look at the physicality of this game.

“I was more concerned about our mentality on Saturday. That worried me because at 2-0 up we should be seeing that game out because that’s what good teams do.

“We go to Fylde now and we’ll try to learn from some of the mistakes we made at Dagenham.

"I don’t think they were down to technicality or shape, just mentality, so I’m going to look at the bodies we’ve got and then pick a team accordingly.”

In the Toolstation Northern Counties East League's top tier, Thackley will be looking to build on their big win at the weekend as they try to climb back up the Premier Division table.

The Dennyboys host Worksop Town just days after thrashing Parkgate 6-0 away and will be keen to cut the gap between themselves and eighth-placed Worksop, who will be fresh after having a blank weekend.

The Tigers’ last run out was in midweek when they battled out a 1-1 home draw with fourth-placed AFC Mansfield.

Silsden are also back in action, and Cobbydalers boss Danny Forrest will be looking for a reaction from his players after they suffered their first league defeat of the season at the weekend.

Forrest’s men had won all 17 of their league fixtures prior to Saturday’s 1-0 defeat – to a stoppage-time goal – at Holker Old Boys.

They still have a 13-point cushion at the top of Hallmark Security League Division One and have time to reassess their league form as tonight sees them facing an away tie in the second round of the West Riding County Cup.

The Cobbydalers are at Evo-Stik Division One North club Tadcaster Albion, who were last season’s beaten finalists.