FA CUP hero Padraig Amond has been immortalised in comic-book form following his winning goal against Leicester City and he’s dreaming of another Roy of the Rovers moment against Middlesbrough tomorrow.

The Newport County AFC striker, who also scored against Tottenham Hotspur in last year’s competition, insists that the players fully believe they can cause another big shock by beating Boro in the fourth-round tie.

And Amond, the Exiles top scorer with 17 goals already this season, is aiming to grab the headlines again at the Riverside Stadium.

“We want to win the game and we think we can,” said the 30-year-old Irishman.

“You have to think there’s a chance because we have done it before.

“The pressure is very small on ourselves. Everything is on Middlesbrough – they’re expected to win the game.

“The only ones who think we can win the game are probably us players, and the staff.

“Even the staunchest of fans are probably going up there expecting us to put in a good performance and probably fall short.

“They’d probably take that, but we think we can win the game and hopefully we can do it, get ourselves into the next round and earn the club some more money as well.

“We will have to frustrate them for a little bit and try to get the crowd to turn on them – we need every advantage possible,” he added.

“If the crowd starts to turn on them it shows we’re doing our jobs right.

“The key is to frustrate them for as long as we can and we have to take our chances when they come – like we did against Leicester.”

Jamille Matt headed County in front against Leicester in round three and Amond netted the winner from the penalty spot after the visitors had levelled late on.

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“The Leicester game topped the Tottenham one for me,” said Amond.

“To score the winning goal against a Premier League side was something else.

“The few days afterwards were a bit mad, to say the least. The next day I think I did 18 interviews, and even now everyone wants to speak to me about it.

“That’s brilliant – I’ll never get tired of talking about it. The lads get tired listening but I’ll never get tired of it!

“They say the magic of the cup has gone but it’s still there. The whole world is watching – I was even on the front page of a newspaper in Hong Kong.

“That’s just mad, but it just shows you how big the FA Cup is and what a big achievement it was in beating Leicester.

"And it makes you want to go further as well and do something like Lincoln did a couple of years ago [and make the quarter-finals].

“The performance from all the lads against Leicester was brilliant," he added. "We showed a never-say-die attitude and hopefully we can replicate that and, whatever happens, do ourselves justice.”

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