Sat 09 January 2021 | 12:21

Newport desprate for FA Cup money

Michael Flynn argues that winning their FA Cup clash would be more important than promoting.

Michael Flynn


Newport County

boss indicates that winning their FA Cup clash would be more important than gaining promotion. Most of the lower division clubs are in a disastrous financial situation due to the outbreak of Covid-19.

Newport has a history of causing surprises in the FA Cup as they have beaten a couple of top teams in the past few years. Flynn aiming the same as the club is desperate for the money.

“We cannot afford to dismiss the FA Cup because of what it means for finances,”

Flynn said.

“If you go back two seasons to when we played Tottenham, that draw was more important than getting promoted. That is the financial implications we have to deal with at this level.

“It would be nice to have that conundrum where you can just pick the league over the cup competitions, but whatever team come here, I know (Brighton boss) Graham (Potter) will have them taking it seriously.

“He will not be taking his foot off the gas, they want to win this one – and have two tough Premier League games after this.

“We want to upset them and get into the next round of the cup.”



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