Spennymoor manager Jason Ainsley says that he might freshen his team for their home game with Guiseley on Saturday.

Moors were unfortunate to lose at Stockport last Saturday, and then on Tuesday had a late goal by Glen Taylor to thank for a point in a 1-1 draw against Southport at the Brewery Field, and the demands of the promotion campaign mean that Ainsley will probably make changes.

Moors go into the game third in the table, four points behind second placed Chorley and six behind Stockport, with a game in hand on each club.

“We might freshen things up on Saturday, because of our run of fixtures. We played last Saturday at Stockport, then on Tuesday against Southport. And next week we’re playing Bradford and Kidderminster, so there are plenty of games to consider.

“The lads have put plenty of effort into those games and were disappointed at drawing with Southport in midweek. There was doom and gloom in the dressing room, but as we pointed out, we had won seven and drawn one of our nine games, which isn’t too bad. It just goes to show how expectations have changed. That might still turn out to be an important point against Southport at the end of the season.

“But on Thursday night there was a real buzz around the training ground, and a determination to put things right against Guiseley. Everyone knows that we have to play better than we did on Tuesday, the lads know that it was an indifferent performance.”

Striker Andrew Johnson is definitely ruled out because of injury, while there will be fitness checks on defenders Scott Harrison, James Curtis and Rob Atkinson, as well as striker Glen Taylor.

Guiseley are fourth bottom of the table, a position that surprises Ainsley.

“I can’t understand how Guiseley are in the position they are, because they gave us a very hard game earlier in the season. We had somebody watch them against Curzon Ashton recently, and they should have won the game, but instead they lost.

“Just because they’re down in the bottom four means beating them is a foregone conclusion, because that is certainly not the case. There are no easy games in this league, especially at this stage of the season, because every team seems to be playing for something.”

Guiseley were relegated from the National League last season, but their anticipated promotion push has never materialised, even though they reached the second round of the FA Cup.

They are currently fourth bottom of the table, just three points above third bottom Ashton United, and have won only three times away this season. Moors drew the reverse game 1-1 earlier in the season.

Moors have another home game on Tuesday night, against Bradford Park Avenue, before they go to Kidderminster next Saturday.

In the EvoStik League Premier, South Shields go to Mickleover, and Whitby travel to Bamber Bridge.

In the EvoStik League East, Marske United are at home to Cleethorpes, and leaders Morpeth are at Lincoln United.