NEWPORT County AFC will not be taking anything for granted in tonight’s FA Cup 1st round replay with manager Graham Westley insisting his side will have to play very well to see off non-league Alfreton Town.

County extended their unbeaten run to five matches with a 2-0 home win over second-placed Carlisle United in League Two on Saturday.

But after the 1-1 draw in Derbyshire nine days ago, Westley is expecting another tough test when the National League North side come to Rodney Parade tonight.

“We start again and we’ve got another game to win,” said the Exiles boss.

“We’ve got tough opposition coming here. We played them first time round and I knew that they would bring qualities with them.

“They’ve got an excellent centre-back in Terry Kennedy who was playing League One football with Sheffield United.

“They’ve got an excellent front boy who was scoring goals at Walsall not so long ago in Craig Westcarr.

“And they’ve got many more players besides. I single those two out just because they’re obvious but they’ve got plenty of quality throughout their unit.

“We’re going to have to play very well to win the game and we know that.”

Alfreton also have Gibraltar international striker Adam Priestley, who caused County problems in the first tie.

He was in action for his international side as they lost 3-1 in Cyprus on Sunday evening but should be back in time to feature at Rodney Parade.

The winners of tonight’s replay will travel to League Two leaders Plymouth Argyle in the second round in the first weekend of December.

Alfreton have lost both league matches since holding the Exiles at home on November 6 when Kennedy’s late leveller cancelled out Josh Sheehan’s opener for the visitors.

Nicky Law’s side lost 2-0 at home to Tim Harris’ Gloucester City last Tuesday and 1-0 at Bradford Park Avenue on Saturday.

They are 17th in the table – just four points above the relegation zone, albeit with two games in hand due to their cup exploits.

Reds player Paul Clayton said; “On paper Newport should win but the form book and everything goes out of the window in the FA Cup.”