David Ferguson has insisted that York City must show vast improvements if they are to progress past Altrincham in the FA Cup first round this weekend.
City failed to hold on to their one-goal lead after conceding an 82nd-minute Ashley Hemmings equaliser in a 1-1 draw with Kidderminster on Saturday.
The National League North leaders kept hold of their eight-point gap at the top as other results from the chasing pack went their way.
The gap remains a significant one as York resume their FA Cup campaign with a home tie against Altrincham, who currently sit 18th in the table, just four points adrift of the relegation zone.
Ferguson was keen to stress that the Minstermen must put up a better showing if they are to seal a second round spot.
“If we play to our potential, we should win the game,” said the defender. “We played them in the first game of the season and we did well against them (City won 3-1).
“But, on their day, Altrincham are a very good team.”