YORK City midfielder Olly Dyson is hoping today can be the start of a memorable FA Cup run for him and the team.

The 21-year-old has not had much chance yet to make an impression on English football's most famous trophy, Cup campaigns with the Huddersfield Town youth team and Barrow both ending early.

Today (3pm), Hebburn Town are the visitors to the LNER Community Stadium in the second round qualifying, which Dyson wants to set City on their way.

He said: "At Huddersfield, we played some big boys (in the FA Youth Cup). When I was about 16, we played Chelsea, with players like Tammy Abraham, and they basically popped us apart 6-1.

"In terms of the actual FA Cup, when I was at Barrow, we played Solihull Moors. We lost that in the first round that I played in.

“I’ve not really had a good Cup run but hopefully this year we do."

Like manager Steve Watson, Dyson is wary of the threat Hebburn pose, and knows that nothing less than York's best could leave them vulnerable.

“They’re a couple of leagues below but the gaffer’s drilled in to us that that doesn’t mean anything. This is their biggest game of the season," he said.

“We know what it’s like. We played some big boys in pre-season friendlies like Newcastle and when you’re an underdog, you get that extra 20 per cent.

“These will want to win more than anything so they’re going to be a real big threat.

“They’ve got some good players as well, some players who can threaten us.

“We’ve got to take it like it’s a massive game - and we will do.

“We’ll be up for it as much as they are.

“Our stadium is probably the nicest stadium in non-league football," he added.

“Hebburn are going to be absolutely biting at the bit to play in it.

“We’ve got to rise to the occasion just as much as they do."

For the last two games, Dyson has been filling in at right-back in place of the injured Michael Duckworth.

He received the call to step into the defensive line at Spennymoor Town and came more into his own against Farsley Celtic, giving their left-sided defenders a torrid time in the first half.

Dyson has enjoyed it, he says, but will be glad to relinquish the slot if Duckworth recovers in time.

“Whatever happens, happens," he said. "It’s not a big concern for me as long as we win on Saturday.

“Obviously it’s not my natural position but I’m enjoying it and, to be fair, I’ve always backed myself to play there anyway.

“I’ve played wing-back a few times, at York and previous clubs, and when I have played there, I’ve enjoyed it.

“I knew that Ducky wasn’t 100 per cent (at Spennymoor) but I wasn’t expecting (to be called in).

“It was sprung on me but I back myself in that position, and it’s easier when you’ve got players like Matty Brown playing alongside you. He’s a really good communicator and makes the job a hell of a lot easier.

“I knew I’d be fine and I was.

“I like getting at people, driving with the ball and committing people. You can’t do it from right-back as much but given the opportunity, it’s one I’ll definitely take.

“I think the first five minutes, I got a lot of joy down the right-hand side. If it’s on, I’ll definitely have a go and see how far up the pitch I can get."