ALL eyes at York City are on tomorrow’s FA Trophy fourth round tie at home to Slough Town today, and next week’s return to league action will not influence John Askey’s team selection.

The Minstermen’s target this year is as it has been since they were relegated at the end of 2016/17 - to win promotion from National League North, a competition in which they currently 12th.

But Saturday’s game (3pm) at the LNER Community Stadium presents the opportunity for City to progress in a cup they last won in 2017, and to keep building morale as interim boss Askey looks to re-mould the team in pursuit of success.

“We’re totally focused on this Saturday,” insisted Askey. “Next week will take care of itself.

“We need to get through to the next round and keep building our confidence.”

This is due to be York’s first senior game of this year following postponed matches against Bradford Park Avenue and AFC Fylde, meaning City have not have a game for two-and-a-half weeks.

York have been able to train in the interim, though, and have played a behind-closed-doors match against National League outfit Stockport County.

“When you’ve had a break, you’re never too sure (how ready players will be),” Askey admitted.

“The main thing is, the ones out there will be fully fit.

“We played Stockport on the Friday in a practice match.

“Hopefully that’s stood us in good stead. It was a really good workout for us.

“We’ve been trying to make as much use of the time we could.

“We’re looking forward to a cup game and trying to progress.”

Slough, meanwhile, head into the game off the back of a 6-1 defeat at Chippenham Town.

“I watched the game and they didn’t play too badly, as daft as it seems,” Askey said.

“The goals the opposition scored, every time they had a shot, it seemed to go in the back of the net.

“They missed chances themselves.

“The previous week, they’d drawn to the top of the league, so they’re no mugs.

“It’s probably a freak scoreline.

“Whoever we play against, we know we’ve got to work hard. If we don’t, there’s every chance we’ll lose if we’re not at it.”