MANAGER Steve Watson has admitted Altrincham is not the easiest FA Cup tie - but insists York City will go into it positively.

The first round draw on Monday night pitted York against fellow National League North outfit Alty at Bootham Crescent, to be played over the weekend of November 9.

To get to this stage, York excelled in a 2-0 fourth qualifying round defeat of National League outfit Stockport County, while Altrincham won 3-1 at Southport.

Altrincham sit 18th in the NLN. Their season-opening 3-1 home defeat to York was the first of five losses this campaign, which has seen just three wins.

Watson told the club's website: “There are a lot of easier draws out there but I’m just delighted to be at home again.

“The atmosphere and the occasion against Stockport was brilliant and hopefully we get a similar atmosphere and get a similar performance out of the players – if we do that then I’m confident about progressing even further.

“They haven’t started the way they have wanted to, and I’m quite surprised at that, but I know what they are capable of and I’ve seen enough of them to know that they can cause a lot of problems the way they play.

“But we will be fully aware and will be well up for it – as much as we were for Stockport.

“We are in a good frame of mind at the moment and don’t fear anybody. We would have gone into a game against a Sunderland or anybody like that still fancying our chances."