MICKY CUMMINS believes there may be an advantage in York City playing Chorley twice in a short space of time - but is taking nothing for granted in the Cup.

The Minstermen travel to Lancashire this evening (7.45pm) to contest the FA Cup third qualifying round with Chorley just seven days after York beat the Magpies 3-1 in their National League North opener.

City struggled to gain a firm foothold in the first half but went into the break one up thanks to Paddy McLaughlin's strike. Scott Barrow and Michael Woods netted in a much-improved second period.

Cummins said: “I think there’s an advantage to the quick turnaround because we know what to expect, the line-up, and we’ve seen them in the flesh and at set pieces.

“We're looking to be positive, be more resolute with crosses and more productive in the final third."

Asked if he expected a different challenge in the Cup, Cummins added: "It'll possibly be a bit more expansive for us to come out and play. But then it's a cup game and it's a different feel. The winners get the rewards on the night."

In between the two meetings with Chorley was a 1-1 draw at Farsley Celtic. In contrast to the Magpies' visit to Bootham Crescent, York were excellent in the first half at the Celts but let the win slip away in the second.

On the lessons to be learned from the first Chorley game, Cummins said: “Getting our full-backs further up the pitch and our midfielders higher up rather than trying to work on the second balls - stopping the first delivery at source, pushing our wing-backs up, getting higher up the pitch and not inviting them on.

“It’s the same as the Farsley game. If we don’t stop the cross, we've got to make first contact with the ball and that will be the same at Chorley."