YORK City manager Steve Watson is confident that his side can cope with the aerial threat posed by Saturday's opponents Kettering Town.

Like City, Kettering deploy a three-man defence with three towering central defenders, all of whom can be dangerous from set pieces.

But, the Minstermen boss has faith that his own backline will be up to the task.

“I went and watched Kettering the other night and they were hard to break down and they looked solid," said Watson.

“Their team has got a lot of experience there, particularly at the back and they’ve got a lot of energy up top.

“They have hit a bit of form. I think when everybody gets on a good run, they want to make it last as long as possible.

“It’ll be another game where basically, it won’t be a technical or tactical battle, it’ll be two similar systems going at each other.

“But, we’re confident that we can get something.

“They don’t necessarily play a direct style in open play. But, with every chance that they got from a dead ball, they sent their defenders up.

“Whether it was a long throw, or a free-kick anywhere outside their 18-yard box, they saw it as a chance to get it in the opposition’s box.

“But, I’m confident with our three centre halves and obviously Jordan (Burrow) as well to defend those situations well.

“Guiseley also played a certain way and we managed to deal with them."