NEWPORT County AFC’s next generation will attempt to follow the seniors by stunning Spurs in the FA Youth Cup this afternoon.

The Exiles Under-18s will take on Tottenham Hotspur in the third round of the competition at the Premier League side’s training ground.

County famously took Spurs to a replay in the FA Cup in 2018 and now the young guns will attempt to cause an upset.

"We have been looking at Tottenham’s clips and they are a very good team," said academy manager Damien Broad, whose side beat Brockenhurst 3-2 in extra time in December to reach this stage.

"They have got some phenomenal players and, if you look at this weekend for example, they had a 16-year-old coming on for the first team and scoring.

"It’s testament to the work they are doing at Tottenham’s academy. They have got players in the English age groups and a very good academy, so we know it’s going to be difficult and we have a game plan that the lads have been working to.”

Academy prospects Callum Brain, Aneurin Livermore, Callum Ryan-Phillips, Evan Ovendale, Harrison Bright, Joe Woodiwiss, Lewys Twamley, Ryan Hillier and Sonny Lewis all featured for Michael Flynn’s side in the EFL Trophy this season.

"We have seen a number of them feature for the first team already this season in the cup competitions and it’s testament to the gaffer for giving them that opportunity,” said Broad.

"Some of our lads within those games didn’t look out of place and did very well on the night.

"We are a club that wants to develop academy players for our first team so that we see the benefits.

"Just being in the FA Youth Cup third round is just something that the academy isn’t used to.

"In the last couple of years, they have done that and it’s a great opportunity but one they fully deserved by getting to this stage."

County lost to Blackburn at this stage of the competition last season.