NEWPORT County AFC manager Michael Flynn says Crewe Alexandra will be aiming to bring his side crashing down to earth when they meet at Gresty Road on Saturday.

County made national headlines after upsetting the odds to dump Leicester City out of the FA Cup last Sunday.

More than 5million people watched Flynn’s men beat the 2016 Premier League champions live on BBC One thanks to goals from Jamille Matt and Padraig Amond.

That shock victory has earned them a trip to Championship promotion hopefuls Middlesbrough in the fourth round.

But the Exiles return to League Two action at Crewe this weekend and Flynn knows they will have to be at their best to get anything from the game.

“They’ll want to knock us off our perch, and I’d think the same thing,” said Flynn.

“They’ll be saying ‘they think they’ve cracked it’ but we’ve got to be strong enough to handle that, and I think we will be.”

County have not won in the league since November 27 and are without an away victory since September.

They dropped to 13th in the table last week, three places and four points above Crewe.

The Railwaymen drew 2-2 at Morecambe last Saturday and lost 3-1 at Bury on New Year’s Day, but they beat table-topping Lincoln City on Boxing Day.

The reverse fixture at Rodney Parade ended in a 1-0 win for the Exiles in August thanks to a goal from Amond.

“They’re an up and down team,” said Flynn. “They started the season beating Morecambe 6-0, we lost 3-0 [at Mansfield Town], and Crewe had won the league and we were relegated.

“Then we beat them [the next week]. It’s a strange old world, football. It’s crazy. But it doesn’t count for anything now. We’ve got to go there and get the three points but it’s going to be tough because they’ve got some very good players.”