NEWPORT County AFC have tied down FA Cup hero Robbie Willmott to a new two-year contract, which will keep him at Rodney Parade until the end of the 2020-2021 season.

Willmott starred against Middlesbrough on Tuesday, scoring the first goal and creating the second for Padraig Amond.

He has made a habit of performing on the big stage since his return to County in 2017, also creating important goals against Leeds United, Tottenham Hotspur and Leicester City over the past two years.

South Wales Argus:

In his two spells with the Exiles, the 28-year-old has made more than 150 appearances and scored 16 goals.

Willmott was part of the squad that won promotion under Justin Edinburgh in 2013, scoring a memorable last-gasp winner away at Hereford United during that campaign.

And he’s delighted to extend his stay in Newport.

"I am very happy to get it all done,” he said.

“I love it here and I think that shows with the number of appearances I have made for the club.

“I am looking forward to playing much more for Newport and with this current very talented squad, hopefully making more memories like we did on Tuesday night."

Manager Michael Flynn said: “It is great news for the club.

“Robbie has a long-standing affiliation with the club and he is a very talented football player with a lot of quality.

“I am delighted he has extended his stay with us."

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