NEWPORT County AFC have been drawn away to Championship promotion hopefuls Middlesbrough, who are managed by Newport-born Tony Pulis, in the fourth round of the FA Cup.

The tie will be played over the weekend of January 25 to January 28.

Exiles boss Michael Flynn said: "It's obviously a long journey and a tough game but it's one we'll look forward to and it will be good to see Tony Pulis.

"I know Tony, he's someone I've got a lot of time for and a lot of respect for. He's a great man and he's very helpful if I ever need anything.

"Hopefully they're concentrating on going for promotion and getting back into the Premier League because they're a big club and if they take their eye off the ball and we have a very good day we could surprise them.

"The FA Cup has been fantastic for us," he added. "It's a great achievement for all the players and for the football club and it's well deserved.

"We played well enough yesterday to get through and thankfully we're still in the hat."