PAUL Cox will be hoping to get his Lions roaring again for Saturday’s tough home game with Sutton United.

Guiseley’s FA Cup heroes have endured a difficult week in which they surrendered a two-goal lead at Dagenham & Redbridge to lose 3-2, and had Tuesday’s game at Fylde called off.

While they were going through their paces in a hastily-arranged training session, four of the six teams in the National League relegation zone were picking up points.

Cox’s former club Barrow won 3-2 at Gateshead and Torquay scored a surprise 1-0 victory at Sutton, while Orient and Chester shared in 2-2 draw.

It all means that the Lions are now third from bottom and their focus has to be on gathering league points.

Boss Cox has repeatedly warned that the league is his club’s bread and butter.

Looking forward to the Nethermoor clash with Sutton, Cox said: “They have had a great season and this is one of a number of tough games we have played or have around the corner to play.

“We will focus and work hard and go and try and win an important game for us.”

Reflecting on the Dagenham result, he added: “Realistically we have recently played two games for more or less 90 minutes against two good sides with ten men.

“Then, we went away from home on Saturday and played the team with the best home record in the league.

“We got out of the blocks for 20 minutes and did really really well but the Saturday-Tuesday run caught up with us.

“Not playing on Tuesday might be a blessing in disguise. Only time will tell if we are good enough to use this to get the best out of the players for a big game.”