NEWPORT County AFC striker Padraig Amond is excited by the prospect of an FA Cup clash with Leicester City, but he insists that the club’s League Two promotion push takes precedence over the next three weeks.

Amond was on target as County romped to a 4-0 win against 10-man Wrexham in last night’s second-round replay to set up a home tie against the Foxes in round three.

The former Premier League champions will be heading to Rodney Parade on January 6 in a match that is sure to capture the imagination of the Newport public.

But the Exiles have five league fixtures before then, starting with the visit of leaders MK Dons on Saturday, and Amond is certain that the FA Cup will not distract them from the task in hand.

“The Leicester match is something to look forward to,” said the striker. “The fans will come out in force and I’m sure it will be a sell-out.

“They’ve got unbelievable players and I think Leicester City is a club that everyone has taken to their hearts, not just because of what happened recently with the chairman passing, but before that as well with the romance of them winning the league.

“That was fantastic for football and it’s a feat that won’t ever be topped, in my opinion.

“It’s a fantastic club to play and it's exciting times for the club.

"We’ll be looking forward to it as much as the fans, but only in January.

"We'll look forward to the Leicester game around January 3, or whenever the last league game before that is.

“Until then it's right at the back of our minds and we're completely focused on MK Dons at the weekend and the busy Christmas period that's ahead of us.”

Amond is relishing the chance to take on the League Two leaders.

“It’s a great opportunity for us to welcome the team at the top of the table here on Saturday and see what we can do,” he said.

“It’s a good test for us and if we’re going to have a big say in what happens this year [at the top of League Two] we will put pressure on ourselves to get a result at the weekend. This result will give us confidence.”