GUISELEY AC­CRING­TON STAN­LEY

The Non-League Football Paper - - NEWS -

PAUL COX had the FA Cup at his wed­ding – now he wants Guiseley to put some last­ing mem­o­ries in their photo al­bum. The Lions boss was in charge at Mans­field when they played Pre­mier League Liver­pool in 2013. The Reds fea­tured Luis Suarez and Daniel Stur­ridge that day and al­though the Stags’ run was ended, they went onto win the Na­tional League ti­tle. In the build-up to the game, Cox tied the knot with wife Natasha with the fa­mous tro­phy present for pic­tures. Now at Guiseley, he wants his play­ers to give their all against Ac­cring­ton Stan­ley and take the York­shire club into the sec­ond round for the first time ever. “The club has never been past the first round proper so there’s a nice lit­tle car­rot for us to cre­ate a bit of his­tory,” Cox said. “There’s all these things that the FA Cup brings out and all the ex­cite­ment and we want to win the game. “It’s a lovely dis­trac­tion from the league, if that makes sense, and it’s some­thing I love. Of course I’ve got a lot of his­tory with it from Mans­field and get­ting mar­ried and play­ing Liver­pool. They are great mem­o­ries. “You want to be in­volved in games like this. And, you know me, I’m greedy so why not try and have an­other run.” Cox’s Guiseley are mak­ing the tran­si­tion to full-time foot­ball as they look to achieve sur­vival in the Non­League’s top flight. They’ve only lost two games in the last 11 but Cox knows the threat John Cole­man’s Accy pose. “John’s do­ing a fab­u­lous job,” Cox said. “Some­one asked me if they’ll un­der­es­ti­mate us, not John. He’s been in Non­League, he knows what it’s about. “But on Sun­day, we want to win. It’s as sim­ple as that. We can af­ford to be gung-ho. Peo­ple might say a draw is a good re­sult, but we might as well try to win it in 90 min­utes and give it a right good go.”

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