RUSS O'Neill is looking for his Guiseley side to cement their play-off place this weekend as they look to bounce back from their surprise FA Cup exit.

The Lions crashed out of the sport's oldest competition following a 1-0 defeat at Peterborough Sports at the third qualifying round stage.

They now hope for better luck when they host Altrincham at Nethermoor in the Vanarama National League North on Saturday (3pm kick-off). Guiseley are in seventh, the last play-off place, on 20 points with six wins from their opening 12 games of the season.

Despite them being in 18th place with three wins from their opening 11 games, O'Neill says Altrincham are considered by many as the best footballing side in the league and may relish their trip across the Pennines.

Joint-manager O'Neill said: "Altrincham are a really tough team to play against. We have a nice pitch and they will probably fancy playing on it.

"We need to play with energy and show the resilience that we had at the start of the season. We are seventh in the league, in that final play-off place, and we need to fight like mad to stay in there.

"We're looking forward to it."

O'Neill also spoke of his disappointment at his side's cup exit. He added: "We have got to be more resilient, stronger and make better decision.

"The lads know that this is something they need to improve on. We will see what this week brings.

"It was a very disappointing day and result for us. I was massively disappointed with the result and the performance.

"We had fantastic support. We've got to recover."

After the visit of Altrincham, Guiseley will have seven days off from action before they travel to AFC Telford United on October 19.

Saturday's game will also be held as part of the annual Non-League Day event.

Premier League and EFL season ticket holders will get into Nethermoor for £5 when showing their valid season tickets.

The offer will also be valid for students who show their valid NUS card or student card at the turnstiles.

Non-League Day is always scheduled to coincide with an international break, giving clubs the chance to promote the importance of affordable volunteer-led community football while giving fans across the country the chance to show support for their local non-league side.

It was set up by James Doe in 2010 as a social media experiment, after being inspired by a pre-season trip to Devon to watch Queens Park Rangers play at Tavistock.

Meanwhile, Guiseley Academy have been drawn at home to Curzon Ashton in the FA Youth Cup third round qualifying. The tie will be held at Nethermoor on Tuesday, October 15 (7.45pm).