Newport manager Michael Flynn has outlined just exactly what may give his team the slightest chance of causing an upset when Manchester City pay a visit to his League Two outfit in the FA Cup fifth round on Saturday evening.
Flynn explained that his club's home ground, Rodney Parade, may be a difficult surface for the City players to adapt to. The Newport manager stated that Guardiola was right to be wary of it.
WHAT'S ON | Find out everything that's going on this afternoon at Rodney Parade ahead of our epic encounter with @ManCity by clicking the link below!— Newport County AFC (@NewportCounty) 16 February 2019
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"The pitch will suit us more than them," Flynn explained ahead of Newport's first FA Cup fifth-round appearance for 70 years. "
Despite being part-synthetic, the ground is reported to be showing obvious signs of heavy wear and tear. The
"We have to adapt," he said. "It is what it is and we accept that challenge. We played in the Premier League against Tottenham after NFL games.
"You don't win absolutely anything complaining about that. When we play away, they are the owners of their stadium and they can play the pitch what it is."
️ PRESS | "I want to give the supporters something to cheer and the players have got to believe that we can cause the biggest upset in the history of the FA Cup."— Newport County AFC (@NewportCounty) 16 February 2019
Manager Michael Flynn talks facing @ManCity later this evening. #OurJourneyContinues