Marcus Bignot says Guiseley need a reality check as they look to move forward after surviving a relegation scare.

The former Queens Park Rangers defender says he and fellow joint-manager Russ O’Neill will sit down with Guiseley’s board this weekend as they look to shape its future.

Bignot says he and O’Neill have helped get Guiseley back on an even keel and debt free. They have also steered Guiseley to fourth-from-bottom in the Vanarama National League North with two successive wins, culminating in a 2-1 final-day victory over Kidderminster Harriers.

He says this conclusion to the campaign has buoyed the part-time club, but they will not now be able to compete financially for players with full-time clubs in an ever-competitive division next season. Bignot added the board are equally as realistic about the club’s financial standing against other clubs.

He said: “It’s been a huge job to now be in this position financially.

“We are delighted and it gets us all on a clean slate. This club is debt free. It’s not been in this position for quite a long time.”

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