York City assistant manager Micky Cummins thinks that this weekend’s FA Cup tie will be a “nice distraction” from the club’s National League North campaign.
For the first time this season, York failed to hold on to a half-time lead – as given to them by Kallum Griffiths’ opener – in Saturday’s 1-1 draw with Kidderminster at Bootham Crescent.
York remain top of the table and are yet to lose a game this season – including in the FA Cup, where they have recorded three straight victories.
Sunday sees the first-round visit of Altrincham, a side City defeated 3-1 on the opening day of the season away from home.
“It’s a nice distraction from the league,” said Cummins of the game. “We’ve done well in the previous three games and it’s another FA Cup game at Bootham (Crescent).
“We’re playing an Alty team who scored in the last minute against King’s Lynn (in a 2-2 draw). They’ll be buoyant after that.”