YORK City boss Steve Watson insists there will be no room for complacency when his side take on Hebburn Town in the FA Cup.

City will be going into this second round qualifying tie as favourites, with the North East visitors playing their football two tiers below National League North outfit York.

But Watson has seen enough football as a fan, player and manager to know that ‘cupsets’ do happen - and he will want his side to take every step to ensure it does not happen at the LNER Community Stadium on Saturday (kick off 3pm).

“It’s FA Cup football. It’s been the same for 100 years or so. You’ve seen it every year, teams from three, four, five leagues below causing upsets and it will be no different this weekend,” he said.

“We had a chat about how difficult a game this is going to be and make no mistake about that.

“I likened it a bit about how we went into the pre-season games, against Newcastle for instance, with nobody expecting us to get anything and that lack of pressure on us caused a fantastic performance.

“That’s what Hebburn will be looking at.

“They’re quite close to us, they’ll bring a load of fans - it’ll probably be one of their biggest days out of the season and we have to cope with all of that.

“If we’re mentally ready, we’re hopeful that we’ll have enough, but there can be no hint of any kind of complacency or thinking this will be any easier than a league game.”

And progression past this round is vital if Watson is to achieve his hope of facing a League side later on, something York last did in 2018 at Swindon Town.

“Any team at our level wants to be in a round where you can draw a League team and that’s got to be your goal,” Watson said.

“There’s the feel-good factor for the players and the managers, the financial factor for the clubs and days out, enjoyment for the fans.

“I’m a big FA Cup fan. I know there is talk of people belittling the competition but for me it’s the number one English cup competition.

“I’ve been lucky enough to go out in the final at Wembley for my team and I’ve also had the heartbreak of a team that’s been upset.

“I’ve seen all aspects of it and if we’re not completely on our mettle and got our heads completely screwed on on Saturday, we could fall into the other category and we won’t allow that to happen.”

York head into this meeting after a blank weekend, which followed a 4-2 win over Farsley Celtic in National League North.

An exciting game to watch, Watson was frustrated it was not put to bed given the opportunities the Minstermen had.

“We’ve been creating enough chances, putting them away has to be paramount,” he commented.

“There were so many good things against Farsley but at the end of the game, we were still slightly uncomfortable when the game should have been dead and buried.”