A BLAST from the past will give Guiseley a timely boost this weekend after an international goalkeeper re-joined the club.

Marcus Dewhurst has returned from international duty with England Under-19s in Germany for a second spell at Nethermoor on a season-long loan from Premier League Sheffield United.

He became a big Guiseley fans' favourite during a loan period the second half of last season.

Now he wants to add to that initial adulation when he makes his second debut for the club on Saturday when the Lions entertain Hereford in Vanarama National League North. Fifth-placed Guiseley will be looking to bounce back from a 3-1 defeat at Chester last Saturday.

Dewhurst said: "I can't wait to get playing at Guiseley again.

"I am excited to be coming back to Nethermoor to play and I am looking forward to training with the lads there and to playing in front of the Guiseley supporters.

"Guiseley have had a good start to the season and it will be good to be battling at the top of the table for a play-off place rather than at the bottom end of the table where we were last season."

Dewhurst sees another loan spell at Guiseley helping to further his career saying: "The England coaches are quite happy for me to play at National League North level with Guiseley.

"It progresses my game more to play men's football than to play youth and Under-23 football."

The 18-year-old, who started his career as a striker, has previously represented England at u17s and u18s levels but recently got his first call-up to the u19s squad and played for the second-half in the 3-1 defeat of Greece at St George's Park.

He then travelled to Germany for Monday's game but was an unused substitute as England lost 1-0.

Marcus is the son of Rob Dewhurst, who signed for Blackburn Rovers on leaving school. The centre-back later moved on to Hull City.

Guiseley joint-manager Russ O'Neill was happy to welcome the young keeper back to Guiseley saying:"We are delighted to welcome Marcus back.

"We all saw the potential he has when he was with us last season.

"His loan was a positive all round, not only for us at Guiseley but for Marcus personally.

"His impressive performances helped him to earn a new long-term contract at Sheffield United and we are proud to have played our part in his development."

Meanwhile, Guiseley have been drawn against Stockton Town in the FA Cup second round qualifying.

The Lions will host Stockton Town on Saturday, September 21 (3pm kick-off).

Guiseley have a good recent pedigree in the competitions after reaching the second round proper for the past two seasons, knocking out EFL sides Accrington Stanley and Cambridge United on the way.

Should a replay be required this will take place on Wednesday, September 25 at Stockton’s Bishopton Road West home (7.45pm).

Stockton are second in the EBAC Northern League Division One table with a 100 per cent record from their first five games of the season.