HEAVY rain and strong winds haven’t dampened the spirits of Newport County AFC fans queuing to get their hands on tickets for the club’s huge FA Cup tie with Premier League giants Manchester City.

South Wales Argus:

County supporters have been waiting patiently at Rodney Parade (Picture: DBPR)

Queueing supporters have been braving the elements at Rodney Parade since this morning in order to see the Exiles go up against Pep Guardiola’s multi-million pound team of world stars.

County season ticket holders, trust members, community shareholders, volunteers, Clwb Spytty members and academy scholars and players get priority when it comes to ticket sales.

South Wales Argus:

(Picture: DBPR)

They have today and tomorrow to claim their place in the crowd for next Saturday’s fifth-round encounter in Newport.

Many have waited several hours to finally get to the front of the queue, while the club has also told fans they can ring a special phone number if they can’t get to the ground.

Supporters with tickets from Tuesday night’s triumph over Middlesbrough will be able to join the queue on Sunday.

Any left after that will go on general sale on Monday, with more than 8,000 in total allocated to County fans thanks to additional seating to be installed next week.