STRIKER Jamille Matt reckons that as the higher-ranked team there will be pressure on Newport County AFC in tomorrow’s all-Welsh FA Cup clash with Wrexham – but he is confident the Exiles can get the job done and book a place in the third-round draw.

Matt, a scorer in County’s midweek victory over Northampton Town, has called for the visitors to keep calm and show the Dragons “why we are where we are in League Two”.

“Everyone looks forward to the FA Cup, it’s something you watch as a kid and ultimately want to be a part of,” he told iFollow Exiles ahead of the tie, which is being shown live on BT Sport (kick-off 8pm).

“The third round is where we want to be, but we also know that Wrexham will want to be there.

“It’s on their home soil but we’ll have a lot of fans travelling up and I’m sure we’ll turn up, give a great performance, and hopefully get ourselves into the next round.

“Being a Welsh derby will add a bit of spice to the occasion, but we’ll be going there trying to win the game.

“You can always tell the difference before a derby, you’ll have fans messaging you going ‘please score against them’.

“And it’s that kind of build up throughout the whole week, all the focus is on beating your rivals and, as players, you know you could score and become a hero because they’ll always remember you for the goal against the rivals.

“That’s the main difference, the build-up is looked forward to more than your average league game.

“But we need to go into it with the same level heads, we need to puff our chests out and show why we are where we are in League Two.

“We’re the team coming from the higher league so the pressure will probably be on us, but we’ll thrive on that and hopefully get the win.

“The Wrexham fans will probably be hostile towards us, we expect that, but our fans will travel in numbers and we’ll need their support.

“Our objective will never change, we just want to get into the next round.”

Matt goes into the contest after netting his 12th goal of the campaign on Tuesday night.

“As a striker, getting goals is something I thrive off and every time I step onto the pitch I feel like I’m going to score, so long may that continue,” he added.

“The gaffer knew about me before I signed, I’d played against him previously, like when I got a hat-trick a few years ago (for Kidderminster against County).

“I think he knew from that game how I like to play and at previous clubs maybe I haven’t been used in that way.

“The gaffer has worked with me on that, we had a chat on how I like to play and he’s playing to my strengths.

“There’s no coincidence why I am getting the goals that I’m getting – we work on it a lot in training and that’s what I thrive off.”