MANAGER Michael Flynn says Newport County AFC have already made a “small fortune” from the cups this season, but he wants more as he targets a place in the FA Cup third round and extra funds to spend in January.

County edged past League Two rivals Grimsby Town in last night’s first-round replay at Rodney Parade with Padraig Amond and Joss Labadie on target in a 2-0 win.

They will now go to Isthmian League North Division side Maldon & Tiptree in the second round in a match that will be shown live on BBC 2 next Friday night.

If the Exiles manage to avoid an upset in Essex, they will bank a minimum of £182,000 from TV fees and the FA prize fund and get the chance to draw another Premier League giant in the third round.

“We’ve already made a small fortune this year now with the TV and with the Carabao Cup as well,” said Flynn.

“It’s all adding up, but I want more. I want to be in the third round.

“It could make a big difference and hopefully there’s a bit there [to spend] and the right players become available, but I won’t be signing players just for the sake of it.”

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Flynn’s men have got used to being the giantkillers in recent years with wins over Leeds United, Leicester City and Middlesbrough but he knows the boot will be on the other foot at Maldon.

“I won’t be taking anything for granted,” said the Exiles boss.

“We’ve got to go there and make sure that we’re at our best.

“One thing I won’t be doing is resting players and playing a weakened team. I’ll play the team I think can win the game.

“We’ve had them watched and we’ve seen what they did to Leyton Orient. It’s going to be tough.

“They’re a team on the up and they’re in good form.

“Any game my players play in, they’re attitude has got to be right and one thing that my players won’t do is take things for granted and take their foot off the gas.

“They have off days, yes, but it won’t be because of a lack of application and effort.”

Before the long trip to Maldon, struggling Oldham Athletic and former County assistant Dino Maamria head to Rodney Parade this weekend.

“First and foremost, we’ve got Oldham at home in the league on Saturday and that’s going to be a tough game,” said Flynn.

“I know Dino will have them organised and working for each other so it will be tough.”

Oldham are also in the FA Cup second-round after winning 2-1 at Gateshead but they are 22nd in the league with just 16 points from 17 games so far.

Maamria, who was part of Graham Westley's coaching team at County in the 2016-2017 season, was sacked as Stevenage boss in September before replacing Laurent Banide at Boundary Park later that month.

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