Middlesbrough FC news: Newport boss not thinking about Manchester City as Leeds clash approaches sell-out

Newport boss Michael Flynn is fully focused on tomorrow's FA Cup clash with Middlesbrough.
Newport boss Michael Flynn is fully focused on tomorrow's FA Cup clash with Middlesbrough.

Newport manager Michael Flynn is fully focused on tomorrow's FA Cup replay against Middlesbrough - rather than a potential clash with Premier League champions Manchester City.

The League Two side snatched a 1-1 draw with Boro at the Riverside last month, setting up a lucrative rematch at Rodney Parade.

Win that and Newport will enter the fifth round of the competition for just the second time in the club's history, while earning a home tie with Pep Guardiola's Citizens.

Yet Flynn is only concentrating on facing Boro and fellow Welshman Tony Pulis - a manager he has huge respect for.

"I am not thinking about Man City one bit, not a chance." said Flynn. "This could end up like Bullseye - Bully's special prize, look what you could have won!

"You start getting carried away and you see the boat floating off, and you end up with a rubber dinghy.

When asked if he had thought about a potential meeting with Guardiola's side, Flynn replied: "I will start imagining that about 10 o'clock on Tuesday night if we win.

"I have too much respect for Tony Pulis, too much respect for Middlesbrough Football Club and I am not an idiot. All I am thinking about is Middlesbrough."

Newport have already snapped up all their tickets for the game while Boro have sold around half their 960-ticket allocation.

Boro are also heading towards a full house for this weekend's Championship fixture against Leeds.

Over 28,000 tickets have been bought for the Riverside clash (1pm kick-off), after the visitors sold-out their allocation of 4,500 tickets.