YORK City boss Steve Watson has insisted he does not have a 'cup team' ahead of Saturday's FA Cup fourth qualifying round match against Stockport County.

For both earlier-round trips to Irlam and Buxton, there were four changes made to the starting 11 from the previous week's National League North match.

But this is not an automated decision, Watson says - rather these were the teams he felt best suited to the occasion at the time. Indeed, at Buxton, his explanation for swapping new signing Kyle McFarlane for Alex Kempster at the break was that game looked a better one for the established latter.

The side could take on yet another look at the weekend, with Wes York and Tom Allan - two of the starters brought in - having been sent out on loan in the last week, to Brackley Town and Farsley Celtic, respectively, while Kallum Griffiths and Dan Maguire could return from injury to make the squad.

Watson also said the 90 minutes last week for Steve McNulty "will have done him the world of good".

He admitted, though, that with last week's performance at AFC Telford United, there could be changes to be made.

Asked if he would continue in the vein of changing the side for the Cup, or field a more league-like side for National League outfit Stockport, Watson said: "It doesn't really matter.

"It's not something I like to talk about it because people might read into it that because we played Irlam and Buxton, we played players who don't play every week in the league.

"That's not the case. I pick a team every week to play the team we're playing.

"We've got options.

"We've sent Wes out on loan because - with Dan coming back, which is great news for us - we've got a lot of bodies up top.

"Griff and Dan have trained all week.

"Whether they've trained enough or it's the right time to involve them, that's something me and Micky can decide.

"There's a few people with shouts, a few people knocking on my door.

"Saturday we did slip a little bit below the standards we've set so it wouldn't be outrageous to change that side.

"But we're thinking so much about what Stockport are going to do, I'd like to think they're doing the same about us."

On McNulty, Watson added: "Macca knows himself and his body.

"His sharpness and fitness will come with matches.

"A lot of lads can train every day playing five-a-side and be perfectly fine to take over but certain lads need matches as well.

"Saturday will have done him the world of good, the fact he came through it injury-free and played 90.

"He can only be better for it this week."