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Newport County vs Middlesbrough: Hosts look to upset higher opposition

15:07, 03 Feb 2019

Newport will be hosting Boro for an FA Cup fourth round replay at the Rodney parade on Tuesday. The sides will arm-wrestle for a slot in the net round for a second time after evening out in a 1-1 draw last week.

The hosts will be looking to take advantage of playing at home in front of an excited League two crowd. They are currently 13th in the fourth tier of English competition but showed grit when they travelled to the Championship side in the first leg. Mathew Dolan, the man who scored an equaliser in stoppage time to create a replay date, will be a key figure as they come from a league trip to Grimsby.

Boro would have loved to do without a replay but will now be out to do what needs to be done. The fifth placed Championship side will be coming from a taxing tie against West Brom and will definitely need to do some rotation. The experienced Stewart Downing will be the man to pull the strings for the visitors.

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