United face Guiseley AFC at Plainmoor on Saturday in a 3pm kick-off. We take a closer look at the Lions.
Opposition Profile | Guiseley AFC
Manager: Sean St Ledger
St Ledger took over first team affairs in mid-February after former Gulls manager Paul Cox left Nethermoor Park.
He has had a distinguished playing career after spells at Peterborough United, Preston North End, and Leicester City as well as loan moved to Middlesbrough and Millwall.
Address: Nethermoor Park, Otley Road, Guiseley, Leeds, LS20 8BT
Telephone: 01943 873223
Nickname(s): The Lions
2016/17 Finish: 20th (National League)
Guiseley reached the second round of the FA Cup for the first time in their history last season after beating Accrington Stanley 4-3 on penalties in a first round replay.
Last Meeting: Guiseley AFC 3 – 2 Torquay United 19/08/17 (National League)
Guiseley took the lead in the 13th minute thanks to a Jake Lawlor header. United hit back through goals from Sean McGinty and then took the lead thanks to a strike from Ruairi Keating. United looked set for victory but Guiseley took all three points thanks to two late goals. Kevan Hurst equalized before a frenetic goalmouth scramble ended with the ball in United’s net for Guiseley’s winner.
Current position: 24th (P37 W5 D11 L21)
Last 5 National League Matches: LWLLD
The Lions’ most recent victory came against AFC Fylde when they beat the Coasters 1-0 at Nethermoor Park. Since then they have suffered defeats against Sutton United (4-0), and Bromley (2-1) before a draw against FC Halifax Town (1-1) on March 17th.
Kayode Odejayi (Forward): Odejayi will be well-known to the Yellow Army after his long career in the game. He’s physical presence can disrupt opposition defences and he is in goal-scoring form after notching against FC Halifax Town.
John Rooney (Forward): Rooney has 6 goals for the Lions this season. He was sent off in Guiseley’s last match against Halifax Town, but it was later rescinded by the FA after they ruled it to be a wrongful dismissal after a case if mistaken identity. Rooney is now eligible to play on Saturday.