STEVE WATSON believes the FA Cup win over Stockport recalled the "glory days" at Bootham Crescent - and hopes for a good crowd in the first round proper.

The FA Cup draw on Monday pitted York against fellow National League North outfit Altrincham, whom City beat 3-1 on the opening day of the season.

And though a tier below Stockport, Watson reckons York will have to bring the same attitude to the Alty game at Bootham Crescent.

"We performed better against Stockport than we did against Irlam or Buxton," Watson admitted.

"At home, under the lights - and you'll be able to say better than me - that was probably the closest the atmosphere has been to what you all remember it being in the glory days.

"That made a massive difference and hopefully the draw will also bring the crowds and it'll be another really good occasion.

"They're a team we've beaten this season but they're a team I watched in the summer, knowing that we were playing them first, and they are a dangerous side who play a system that is tough to play against.

"I thought it was a very hard start to the season. I know what they are capable of.

"It's going to be another tough game and we're going to have to approach it in the same way as we did Stockport."