SEAN St Ledger plans to take a leaf out of Claudio Ranieri’s title-winning book as he looks to plot Guiseley’s great escape from relegation.

The interim manager insisted after Tuesday’s night’s 1-0 National League win over AFC Fylde had ended a run of seven straight defeats, “We must take things game by game and see where that gets us.

“We have to worry about what we do and not what the other teams do. We have to claw things back three points at a time.

“I remember Leicester players and Claudio Ranieri when they won the Premier League saying in every interview they would take it one game at a time.”

The Republic of Ireland international defender has certainly lifted morale since being thrust into the hot seat a week ago when Paul Cox and his backroom team were sacked. He has brought fit-again Will Hatfield back into the side as well as bringing John Rooney in from the cold.

Despite Saturday’s disappointing 3-1 home defeat against Maidenhead United he has changed the mood around Nethermoor.

He knows there is a tough road ahead with the Lions rooted to the bottom and just 12 games to play, starting with a trip to second-placed Sutton on Saturday.

“It is a tough one, but my mentality is that you can win any game in this league,” said St Ledger.

“Fylde had beaten leaders Macclesfield 6-0 recently and you see the results in this league all up and down. I don’t think there is a real stand-out side.

“It will be tough on astro turf but we have to make sure we recover properly and go again. If the boys didn’t have belief before they now have as they have beaten a top eight side.

“They need to start believing we can go and get out of this dogfight we are in. It is a start.”

St Ledger was pressed into action as a right back against Fylde. He said: “I didn’t anticipate what it was going to be like but I actually think I preferred playing because I could control things from on the pitch and shout direction.

“Whether I not I do that in the future I don’t know.”