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PRESS | Michael Flynn previews tomorrow's trip to Millwall in the Emirates FA Cup

3 January 2020

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Newport County AFC manager Michael Flynn admits its going to be a 'very difficult' task at Millwall in tomorrow's Emirates FA Cup Third Round tie but reaffirmed his belief that the squad are capable of upsetting the odds again.

The Exiles have rightfully earned their giantkillers tag following victories over 2016 Premier League champions Leicester City, Middlesbrough and Leeds United in recent seasons, while they took Tottenham Hotspur to a replay and battled bravely against last season's domestic treble winners Manchester City.

Flynn would love to add Millwall to the ever growing list but the Championship side head into the contest in imperious form having broken into the play-off positions on Wednesday, although they did slip back out of the top-six last night following Swansea City's victory over Charlton Athletic.

"It’s going to be tough but we’re going to give it our best shot and we’re going to enjoy it," Flynn affirmed. 

“I’m looking forward to it; it’s a good opportunity to go to a Championship club and show what we can do. The players deserve it; they’ve earned the right to be in the third round of the FA Cup and to give their best against a very good Championship club.

“Millwall are in unbelievable form. We’ve had them watched a couple of times and Gary [Rowett] is doing a fantastic job there.

“It’s going to be very difficult. Hopefully they rest a few because it gives us the best opportunity of causing an upset.

“We’ve got to go there and put in a really solid performance.

“If we can bring them back to Rodney Parade, that would be a great achievement and something for the home fans to look forward to. That would be a very good result for us.

“It will take a lot of hard work, togetherness and discipline and for all our players to have a good game and a few of them not to.”


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