NEWPORT County AFC have already made a minimum of £315,000 from their run to the FA Cup third round, and manager Michael Flynn is busy planning how he’d like to spend some of that money in January.

County thumped Welsh rivals Wrexham 4-0 in their second-round replay at Rodney Parade on Tuesday night to set up a home clash with Leicester City in the third round.

That match will be shown live on BBC One on Sunday, January 6, meaning the Exiles will receive a £150,000 broadcast fee.

That is added to the £75,000 they banked when the first Wrexham tie was televised by BT Sport, and the £90,000 earned from the FA’s prize fund for winning their first-round and second-round ties.

With 4,143 in attendance on Tuesday – the club’s second largest home crowd of the season – and bumper ticket sales expected for the Leicester tie, there will be funds available for Flynn to strengthen his squad next month.

And he has already identified a number of targets he wants to land once the transfer window opens on January 1.

“I’ve got a list of names that I want and hopefully now I can get maybe one more than I’ve asked for,” said the Exiles boss.

“Let me get the two I want first and then we’ll see if I can get one more on top.

“I want to be in a position to get the players I want in and hopefully they are the right players.

“I don’t get every one right but hopefully they are the right players to come in and joint the group.

“I’ll be doing all my homework on these players and hopefully they want to come and we can afford them.”

Excitement is already building ahead of the visit of 2016 Premier League champions Leicester, but Flynn insists that everyone inside the club will be fully focused on the league before then.

“It’s huge. It’s another day to look forward to, but that’s in January,” said the manager, whose side host League Two leaders MK Dons on Saturday afternoon.

“Our focus will not be on Leicester. It’s something to look forward to, but we’re playing the best team in the league on Saturday and we will be focused fully on MK Dons.”

Reflecting on the victory over Wrexham, he added: “It was a big game. It’s always nice to beat one of your Welsh rivals and I’m just pleased that it’s worked out well for the players and the football club.

“It’s what the players deserve and what the club deserve.

“We’ve had to cut our cloth accordingly but it’s working out alright at the moment and it’s nice to reward the club.

“I think I’ve done that quite a lot here in my time as manager.

“The important thing is the finances for the football club and that big day against Leicester.

“It’s big publicity, live on TV and it gives us the chance to get some younger fans over who will hopefully go on to be Newport County fans for the future – that’s what we need to do.”