FORMER York City striker Richard Brodie believes Saturday will be a tough test, but the Minstermen have a “great chance of getting through”.

The City fan favourite and aspiring coach has been back at Wigginton Road to assist in training ahead of York’s FA Cup first round proper tie against Northern Premier League high-flyers Buxton.

York are aiming for the second round of the Cup for the first time since 2010/11 - the season at the start of which Brodie's first stint at the club ended.

“(Buxton) have got an unbeaten record and they’ve still got a new manager,” current Skelmersdale striker Brodie, pictured, said. “It will be tough. They’ve got a good side and good players. They’re on a winning roll, and we all know the role that plays in confidence.

“But we’re a good side and, hopefully, the way the manager’s set the team, they’ve a great chance of getting through.

“I’m not just here to help my coaching career,” he continued. “I’m here as a bit of a fan too - I genuinely love the football club and I genuinely love the people. Whichever side of the fence I’m on, I’ll be cheering the lads on.

“I’ve enjoyed today. The manager’s helped me gain some experience for my coaching career.”