MARCUS Bignot has targeted a trip to Wembley as his Guiseley side gear up for three cup games in nine days.

The Lions travel to Lancaster City on Saturday in the FA Trophy third qualifying round. The Dolly Blues are 17th in Evo-Stik League Premier Division, having won two of their last five games.

Guiseley return to action on Monday night when they go to Conference Premier side Harrogate Town in the West Riding County Cup.

And a busy spell of knock-out football will close with a home tie against Joey Barton’s League One Fleetwood Town in the FA Cup second round on Monday, December 3.

Bignot says his fringe players may get an opportunity at Harrogate as he freshens up his side with one eye on the FA Trophy and FA Cup ties.

Guiseley go into their cup treble following a 1-1 draw against fourth-placed Spennymoor in the Vanarama National League North last Saturday. The draw left Guiseley in 16th place with 20 points.

Joint-manager Bignot has lofty ambitions as he looks for a date at the home of English football next spring in the FA Trophy final.

He said: “We want to embrace every cup competition.

“The FA Trophy is a realistic opportunity for us to get to a final at Wembley. It is a cup we can win. The rewards are all to see.

“Wembley is an experience players and management might not go through during their career. It is an opportunity and a cup competition we will take seriously.

“We will do all we can to get through.

“We want to get to the final but we have a difficult tie against Lancaster City and we still have a long way to go for that. We have three cup games in just over seven days.

“It’s cup football. It’s not like the league when you have time to recover between games. You only get one opportunity, you have to be right on the day. You don’t have to play well to go through.

“We played well against Spennymoor on Saturday, but didn’t win, but that’s football.

"The game at Harrogate will give an opportunity for players to get some much needed minutes. We will use the Monday match with who is required. It will be a well-worth exercise. I am sure Harrogate will do the same.

"We are getting settled as a squad now. We know our strengths and weaknesses. We will be as ready as possible for the three cup games. The matches are welcome."

Meanwhile, Guiseley AFC Community Foundation will hold a food bank collection on behalf of Otley Food Bank and Aireborough Children’s Centre at a first team game next month.

Otley Food Bank (part of Churches Together) provide support for people in crisis, not only in Otley but across the Aireborough District.

The Foundation will be supporting Aireborough Children’s Centre who have identified families in need of support.

The collection will take place on Saturday, December 8, when Guiseley host Hereford at Nethermoor.