MICKY CUMMINS stressed that he is not concerned about York City's strikers, who have yet to get off the mark this season.

Despite only four matches being played, York's forwards have come under criticism that none of the strikeforce have yet been able to open their accounts for the season.

Cummins stated that it is not worrying at this stage, particularly given the amount of chances being created.

"I'm not worried about it. I'd be worried if we weren't creating those chances or getting into the positions in the final third," said the assistant manager.

"And I'd be worried if we were conceding goals at the other end. We're doing almost everything right. We're getting balls into the box but just not getting people on the end of them.

"We've been hitting the post and crossbar and if those moments weren't happening in games, I'd be concerned. Certainly we need to improve on that."

Following Tuesday evening's FA Cup defeat at Chorley, York return to Vanarama National League North action at home to Brackley Town tomorrow afternoon. The visitors have finished in the top four of the division in each of the last three seasons.

"Generally, they set up very well defensively, they rarely concede a lot," said Cummins in assessment of the opposition. "They've kept the nucleus of the same group that has been there for the past two or three years.

"They've got big Lee Ndlovu up top, who's a handful with his back to goal. And they've got runners like Wes York, who'll look to get in behind.

"They'll be solid, look to frustrate us and play on the counter.

"Being back at Bootham is a plus. We'll look to be positive and get the three points.

"They're always there or thereabouts. They're got experience at this level and they fell at the final hurdle last year and the year before.

"They'll be looking to go one step further again.

"It will be a tough challenge and I'm sure they're looking forward to coming here."