CHESTER boss Calum McIntyre was 'pleased' for his side to force York City into an Emirates FA Cup replay, despite the difference in the two clubs being described as 'enormous'.

A goalless draw means Chester will have to visit the LNER Community Stadium on Tuesday, November 14 (7.45pm) for the replay with a home clash with former FA Cup winners Wigan Athletic awaiting the victors.

McIntyre was happy with his sides efforts and believes City will regret not finishing the job, whilst also insisting that the fee paid for Dipo Akinyemi was as much as 50 per cent of the Chester playing budget.

“I’m pleased overall, I’m very, very pleased to have played a full-time side and a side with a big squad, a big playing budget and should really be coming here and putting two or three past us quite comfortably," McIntyre told the Chester media team.

"For us to have a clean sheet, be as comfortable in what we wanted to do in the game, they probably enjoyed more possession but we were comfortable.

"We defended well, and in the end we should probably nick it from the chances with the corner and when the ball came across with a two versus one.

"I’m very pleased with the performance against a side where the gulf is enormous, between the National League and the National League North, that’s now two clean sheets against a side at that level.

"We get the chance to dance with them in ten days, let’s see what happens in the replay.

“What a save Stockdale has made in the first-half against Adam Thomas, I think with a goalkeeper without his pedigree that goes into the net.

"There’s a frustration that we haven’t won a game at home because our record has been excellent, everything we hit goes in and we’ve been winning games over the last month or so, so there is a frustration.

"But there’s an excitement, I’ve seen how competitive we can be, and in ten days time there will be a massive following.

“We couldn’t have been any weaker in terms of physically and with the barest of bones, as we were for this game.

"That was a problem in the build-up, and we’ve had a lot of players out with injury.

"In ten days time, physically certainly, we will be a lot better and I think we saw that in the last 15 minutes of the game.

"I’m quite positive and I’m quite optimistic.

“They’ll be frustrated to have not won the game, but how good does that sound for us that we frustrated them.

"If it’s rumoured the fee that they paid for their centre-forward in the Summer, then that’s 50 per cent of our playing budget on one human being.

"I look forward to going to York, it’s the type of game that our club do really well in."