Guiseley manager Paul Cox has demanded that his Lions side learn from their mistakes ahead of this evening’s National League outing at AFC Fylde.
Resilience and being hard to beat have been two defining traits of the Cox regime thus far, with Cox intent on his troops showing that Saturday’s uncharacteristically sloppy 3-2 defeat at Dagenham and Redbridge was very much in isolation.
The Nethermoor outfit raced into a 2-0 lead, courtesy of goals from Lee Molyneux and Mike Fondop, but saw that advantage dissipate before the break with the Daggers netting the winner ten minutes from time, with Cox critical of his side’s mental softness after the game.
Anxious that valuable lessons will be learned, Cox, whose side dropped back in the relegation positions as a result of the setback, said: “I was concerned with our mentality (on Saturday) and that worried me, especially after going into a two-nil lead.
“Good teams then go and shut up shop and come away winning that game.
“For whatever reason, we did not have that response. You can look at the whole scenario in playing two tough games before the game on Saturday where for the majority of the time we played with 10 men, but I expect more from us as a group.
“I thought our body language was quite submissive in the second half and we never really got out of the blocks and never really asked questions of Dagenham and we conceded the third goal, which killed us.
“We have spoken about it and if anyone has got their mind on the FA Cup, then they need to get rid of it straightaway as this is our bread and butter and the league is our priority.”
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