JAMILLE Matt is confident that Newport County AFC can chase glory on two fronts as the striker hunts more success against Premier League Leicester.

The Exiles lock horns with the Foxes' cubs in the quarter-finals of the Leasing.com Trophy this evening (kick-off 7pm).

Michael Flynn's side head into the fixture against Leicester's Under-21s buoyed by back-to-back League Two wins that have revived their push for the play-offs, the latest an excellent 2-0 win over leaders Swindon.

Striker Matt grabbed the second after Josh Sheehan's early strike but insists County aren't content with concentrating on the league, with Wembley just 180 minutes away in the EFL Trophy.

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"It's very important," said the 30-year-old about the clash with Leicester. "I think it's the furthest the club has been in the competition.

"There's no doubt about it, we would like to get some silverware, and a trip to Wembley, which is a bonus.

"We've got the quality in the squad to win and then attentions turn to next Saturday (against Leyton Orient)."

Matt headed the opener against the Leicester seniors in the famous 2-1 win against the Premier League side in last January, an upset that contributed to the sacking of Claude Puel and the arrival of Brendan Rodgers.

The forward wants to build on his strikes against Scunthorpe and Swindon rather than being held back for Brisbane Road.

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"I've got two in two and I'm raring to go if selected," he said. "I never want to rest, I want to play every minute of every game.

"I'll be disappointed if I'm not playing, but there's 20 other lads who feel the same."

"We're looking strong if you look at the squad and there's competition for places, and that always bodes well because you've got to fight that extra bit harder just to keep your shirt," he continued.

"The boys do that anyway but with the extra lads that are in there are players disappointed not to even be in the squad today.

"You've got to put everything out there everyday in training and in every game to make sure you've got your spot and keep your spot."

County appear to be back on track after a wobble, with Matt confident of a Rodney Parade fear factor.

"We didn't become a bad team overnight, so teams will still come here and fear us a little bit because of what we did previously," he said. "We've still got the majority of that team, and we've added more quality to it.

"It's obviously a good thing to beat the league leaders (Swindon) twice but the important thing is getting those points on the board and keep looking upwards."

Leicester are the last remaining Premier League team in the competition and emerged from a group containing Scunthorpe, Sunderland and Grimsby before beating Doncaster and Tranmere in the knockout stages.

If the scores are level after 90 minutes tonight then the winner will be decided by penalties without extra time, while the semi-final is also a one-leg affair.