NEWPORT County AFC manager Michael Flynn is dreaming of pulling off one of the biggest upsets the FA Cup has ever known tomorrow night and he’s certain that if his side did beat Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley it would be the best result in the history of the club.

Flynn’s men nearly hung on for a shock win over Spurs after Padraig Amond had headed them in front at a raucous Rodney Parade on January 27.

But England star Harry Kane pounced on one mistake to level eight minutes from time and secure a fourth-round replay at Spurs’ temporary home.

The Exiles are a massive 35/1 to win at Wembley but Flynn insists his side won’t travel without hope.

“Anybody can cause an upset and I know we’ve already done it once but sometimes lightning does strike twice,” said the manager.

“I’ve got a lot of confidence in my players and I’ll go there optimistic but whatever happens I’m going to go and enjoy the occasion.”

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And if they did manage to win? “I’m retiring! If we pulled it off it would be the biggest result in the club’s history.

“I know they’ve had bigger games – like the Carl Zeiss Jena game [in 1981] in the Cup Winners’ Cup quarter-final.

“But with all the finances, the way that modern football is and the amount of money the big boys can spend on players and their squad depth, this would be the biggest result in the club’s history.”

Victory would guarantee the club another £250,000 in TV money from a fifth-round tie and Flynn admits he’d be torn between that and winning promotion this season.

“On a selfish level, I would probably take promotion,” he said.

“It would be an unbelievable achievement, going from the last kick of the game last season and nearly being relegated out of the Football League, to then the following season get promoted – it’s not very often that happens.

“But my honest answer would be what is best financially for the football club in the long term.

“We could do both,” he added. “We are dreaming now, but dreams do come true occasionally.”

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Flynn joked last week that he had switched off the TV 12 seconds into Spurs’ victory over Manchester United – just after Christian Eriksen had scored the opener.

But he watched their draw with Liverpool to the end on Sunday and he’s told his players to beware of silly challenges in the penalty area tomorrow night.

“I think it they were both penalties, as soft as they were,” he said of the incidents involving Kane and Erik Lamela.

“If it was against me I’d be fuming but I can understand why they were given.

“My players have had strict warnings and you can’t be dangling a leg and thinking you can half win a ball against players of this calibre.

“You might get away with it now and then in League One or League Two but you don’t against these big boys.

“They know exactly how to position themselves and how quickly their feet move.

“You cannot be dangling legs or going to ground in the box if you’re sure you can get the ball.”

The Exiles defence will have to cope without Ben White, who is ruled out with a thigh strain, but David Pipe is fit to return at right-back.