THE make-up of next season's National League North looks on paper as though it may be easier than this term - but York City's assistant-manager Micky Cummins is taking nothing for granted.

City will dodge all four of the relegated sides from Step 1 this term as they will each be going into National League South, while the most northerly sides of that section who have been transferred into City's division - Oxford City and Gloucester City - both finished in the bottom half of their table.

National League North's two best teams in champions Stockport County, once of the Championship, and Chorley have also both gone up to the National League, the latter via the play-offs, and they will be replaced by Evo-Stik League premier division table-toppers Farsley Celtic and 'super play-off' victors King's Lynn.

Cummins, though, refused to write off the division as a lesser challenge.

"It'll be tough," he said. "We had a taste for it over the four or months here and it's very competitive. There was jostling for position, the top one and the play-offs.

"Travelling is not an issue for us, we're just going to prepare them with a good pre-season, five or six weeks against top opposition, hopefully hit the ground running and get off to a good start."