MICHAEL Flynn is “quietly confident” that Newport County AFC can cause an upset by beating League One Walsall in tomorrow’s FA Cup first round tie at Rodney Parade.

County have slipped to eighth in League Two after losing two and drawing one of their last three matches.

Walsall are 15th in League One having won just once in their last eight matches.

Jon Whitney’s men have drawn five of those eight matches but Flynn will be going for a win in front of the S4C cameras.

And he believes his side is capable of beating the Saddlers, pointing to August’s Carabao Cup win at Southend United - another League One side - as proof.

“We can make up the difference on our day, of course we can,” said the Exiles boss.

“We’ve shown that with the performance at Southend.

“But Walsall have got a lot of good players, their manager is settled there and he’s making some good signings.

“And they play some decent football so it’s going to be a tough game.”

After recent disappointments in the league, Flynn is looking forward to the different challenge presented by the FA Cup.

“I think the pressure is off a little bit,” he said. “We’re the underdogs against a team a league above us and there’s something that could be on the end of it.

“But I’m not taking anything for granted.

“They are a league above us and it’s a good challenge for us.

“I always respect the opposition,” he added. “If we were playing Pill AFC I’d respect them.

“It’s going to be tough and I’m just hoping that we bring our A Game because if we do we can be a match for a lot of League One teams.

“In a one-off game I’m quietly confident that we can cause an upset.”