FC United are aiming to pull clear of the relegation zone when they face a high noon shootout at Guiseley on Sunday.

The Rebels slipped to their third defeat in four games when they went down 4-2 against leaders Retford United in the UniBond Premier League on Saturday.

The loss leaves the Gigg Lane tenants third bottom — two points behind their closest rivals going into the weekend’s fixtures.

FC found themselves 3-0 down after just 24 minutes against Retford before Carlos Roca pulled one back four minutes before half time.

But they fell further behind before Simon Carden struck again on the hour mark to set up a tense, but ultimately fruitless, finale.