Newport County take on Middlesbrough at Rodney Parade in their FA Cup fourth round replay after snatching a draw at the Riverside.
Michael Flynn’s side have made a name of themselves in recent seasons following their cup exploits and will be looking to go again against their Championship opponents.
They looked like they were going to be dumped out but a very late goal from Matt Dolan gives them a chance to get into the fifth round for the first time since 1949 when they were beaten by Portsmouth.
Away from their cup heroics their league form has been poor in recent months, and after looking like potential League Two play-off contenders in the opening stages of the season they are now 14th in the table having beem third at the end of November.
They were well beaten by Grimsby at the weekend to extend their run of only one win in nine games.
However, it seems like they have a tendency to raise their game in the FA Cup after beating Leicester, and deservedly so in the third round.
They also triumphed against Leeds United at the same stage last season and held Premier League Tottenham to a replay before being beaten at Wembley in the replay.
Middlesbrough are likely to make changes for the game which could encourage Newport, but the Riverside outfit have had a steady record in the FA Cup over the last few seasons, including a quarter final appearance against Manchester City two years ago.
The last time they lost to a lower league opponent was the third round in 2011 when they were beaten 2-1 by Burton Albion.
The omens looks good for Tony Pulis’ men and they have options to come in who are not regulars but would be able to get the job done, and confidence will be flowing after their 3-2 win at West Brom on Saturday which make their current play off place look a bit more comfortable.
Despite the best efforts that will come from Newport, Boro should be far too strong on the evening.