THE here-and-now may be occupying most of Paul Cox’s immediate attentions with Guiseley, but do not let it be said that he is not planning for the future either.

The 22nd-placed Lions’ pressing business is stabilising in the National League after an underwhelming start to the campaign which has seen them win just one of their first 15 league fixtures.




Cox himself is awaiting his first victory after seven matches in charge, although a haul of five draws in that run has provided some elements of comfort.

The former Mansfield and Barrow boss is starting to make his mark in the transfer market, with four players – Simon Lenighan, Mike Fondop, Lewis Freestone and Andy Haworth – having already arrived, with the promise of more to come as his squad revamp continues.

Further down the line, Cox has revealed that discussions have also taken place regarding the prospect of Guiseley turning full-time, with that remaining the ultimate aspiration for the go-ahead Nethermoor outfit, once they have consolidated their place in the division.

Cox told the YEP: “I do ultimately think that we will go full-time. (But) To come in and change things overnight is not proactive sometimes.

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