YORK City boss Steve Watson insists it will be business as usual when he comes up against his old club.

Gateshead are the visitors to Bootham Crescent today (3pm) - and it will be the first time Watson will have come up against them since joining York.

Watson departed the Tyneside outfit in January of this year to succeed outgoing Minstermen boss Sam Collins.

Despite finishing last term 17th in the National League, the Heed were demoted a tier as a result of their financial problems, giving both Watson and assistant Micky Cummins - who has been a player, caretaker manager and assistant manager at Gateshead - the chance for a reunion this season.

Watson said: "I see it as another game we're trying to win.

"I had a great time there and I'd like to think they'd think the same way. I gave them everything and they were going in the right direction when I left.

"I'm not putting any more emphasis on this game. It's the same as anybody else - we need to win."