GUISELEY can "kick on" in the league after continuing on the cup trail, according to joint-manager Marcus Bignot.

The Lions face a tricky test to their plans to climb the Vanarama National League North table on Saturday when they travel to table-toppers Chorley (3pm kick-off), who are six points clear of second-placed Bradford (Park Avenue).

Guiseley are in 18th place on 29 points, two places and five points above the bottom three. They will follow up their trip to the leaders with a home date against Hereford on Tuesday night (7.45pm).

They grabbed a 1-1 draw at Chester, despite being reduced to 10 men when defender Andy Halls was sent off after 38 minutes.

Guiseley restored the winning feeling when they sealed a 4-0 win over Yorkshire Amateur in the West Riding FA County Cup on Tuesday night.

Bignot hopes they can improve on their position in the table and transfer their cup exploits into the league.

He said: "It's important for us to kick on now.

"We have to take each games as it comes and focus on Chorley, as every team can beat one another in this league. Each game is difficult.

"Chorley are up there and are looking to get promotion this season. We know it's going to be a difficult game.

"We have had some difficult games lately. We played at Chester with 10 men for over an hour.

"We know what's required and we are confident we can climb the table."

Bignot also talked of the importance of his side's continued progression in the West Riding FA County Cup, giving his fringe players and academy graduates much-needed minutes.

Guiseley's goals against Amateur came courtesy of a Paul Clayton brace, Will Thornton and academy ace Kieran Ceesay, who has been promoted to the first-team after scoring seven goals in five games for the youngsters.

He added: "It was a much-needed win on Tuesday. We have a small squad. There are players on the bench that need minutes. The cup is also an opportunity for our academy players to get game time.

"Bringing a couple of fresh faces in has given us a lift. Young Kieran has done well. We want to promote our own. It gives us a bit of help and gives the team competition for places. It is great if the academy players can come up and do well."

Meanwhile, one of Guiseley Community Foundation's Home Education Under-Six players has been selected for the Leeds United Development Scheme.

Hugo Robinson will train with coaches at Leeds United for a chance to progress to the academy at the Championship leaders' Thorp Arch training ground.