Thousands of Newport fans travel to Wembley for Spurs clash

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Newport County

Thousands of excited fans will make the journey from Newport to Wembley today to watch their team face off against Tottenham Hotspur.

Newport County are hoping for another big pay day when they meet Spurs tonight in their FA Cup 4th round replay.

The club will be making their third trip to Wembley in six years with 30 coaches leaving from Spytty Park.

Manager Michael Flynn signed an improved new contract with the Sky Bet League Two club with an extended deal until 2020.

Michael Flynn

“The club is delighted to announce they have reached an agreement with manager Michael Flynn to improve his current deal and increase its duration by one year. The contract will now run until June 2020,” Newport announced on their official website.

Flynn, linked this week with the vacancy at former club Bradford, where he spent three years as a player, guided Newport to Football League safety last season after a 12-game spell as caretaker boss.

He had been placed in temporary charge following the sacking of Graham Westley in March last year.

“I’m delighted that the board have agreed to improve my current deal,” Flynn said. “I’ve always said I want to build a club and not a team and the increase in my tenure helps achieve that goal.”

Newport, who currently sit 11th in League Two, five points off the play-offs, knocked Leeds out of the FA Cup in the third round and earned a fourth-round replay by holding Tottenham to a 1-1 draw at Rodney Parade last month.

It means everything. It allows us to plan for the future. It takes off the pressures of where we are going to find the next months money from. It allows us to improve our training facilities.

Kick-off is at 7.45pm tonight.

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