PADRAIG Amond nearly added a Wembley goal to his collection on Wednesday night and he’s determined to earn himself another chance by helping Newport County AFC return to the famous stadium in the League Two play-off final.

Amond, whose Rodney Parade goal earned County their FA Cup fourth-round replay against Tottenham Hotspur, was frustrated not to score in stoppage-time at the home of English football.

And he’s already planning his return with the Exiles.

“Physically it was draining,” said the 29-year-old. “Spurs are a very good side and they had a lot of the ball so we were chasing it a lot.

“We were unlucky with the first goal and I should have scored at the end but I think we put in a really good account of ourselves.

“We can be very proud of ourselves for what we’ve done but now the cup is over and it’s all about the league.

“I don’t think the cup run did distract us but now it’s back to the bread and butter,” he added.

“We need to make sure we put in a shift at the weekend because we know we need to get back on track and get a win to put us back in the mix.

“We’ve got a very good side and a very good squad and we can be successful and we want to be back at Wembley at the end of the season [for the play-off final].”

The Exiles, currently 11th in the table and five points below the play-off places, host struggling Forest Green Rovers at Rodney Parade tomorrow.

“Other teams will look at what we’ve done in two games against Spurs and they won’t relish playing us, especially at our place because it is a bit of a fortress,” said Amond.

“We just need to take our chances and kill teams off.

“As a collective unit I think we’re doing really well.

“Can we get better? Yes, we can, but a lot of people would have taken this position at the start of the season and we are in a very good position to push on.”