MARCUS Bignot has targeted back-to-back wins this weekend as he looks to turn Guiseley into a dominant force in Vanarama National League North.

The Lions bounced back from their first defeat of the season, 3-0 against Southport on Saturday, with a 3-1 victory over Spennymoor Town at Nethermoor on Tuesday night. They are in second place on nine points, one behind leaders York City.

Now joint-manager Bignot wants his side to further show their steely character when they travel to 10th-placed Boston United on Saturday, looking for their third triumph of the new campaign.

The Guiseley boss says his side will face a tough test at York Street but wants them to show further dominance during games, both on and off the ball.

Bignot warned Guiseley will have to mix it up further physically against Craig Elliot's side in Lincolnshire, as they face different sorts of tests from teams in the league, as they already have during the early weeks of the campaign.

Bignot said: "We want to dominate the ball, we want to dominate teams both on and off the ball. It's about getting the balance.

"Supporters can see the physicality, speed and power and energy and the amount of grass we cover.

"We are still coming off the back of Saturday-Tuesday matches and coming to the end of matches. We will make sure they recover during training on Thursday.

"It was important we didn't lose on Tuesday night. We got the response from Saturday.

"It was a really good performance in the end against Spennymoor. It was our performance of the season so far coming off the back of a defeat. We got our just rewards.

"This run of games; Southport, Spennymoor and Boston, is more of a physical match, compared to King's Lynn and Bradford (Park Avenue), which were more of a technical element to the games.

"It's going to be a test against Boston. They are an ex-Football League club, they have a super ground and super supporters."

After an intense start to the new season, the Pilgrims clash will be followed by a full week's break from action. But Guiseley then face two games in three days over the Bank Holiday weekend when they entertain Alfreton Town on Saturday, August 24, followed by a trip to Blyth Spartans on Monday, August 26.

Bignot added the importance of back-to-back wins as six points can see a side storm up the table.

He said: "We've got to make sure the lessons have been learned from Southport and take them into our next games. We need to recognise the processes.

"Back-to-back wins in the league really does change the level you are in the league. We don't want to lose two games back-to-back."