FA CUP goal hero Padraig Amond and teammates are determined to finish the job they started 11 days ago by dumping Tottenham Hotspur out of the competition tonight.

Newport County AFC are massive underdogs going into the fourth-round replay at Wembley – as high as 35/1 outsiders with some bookmakers – but they believe they can upset the odds again.

County were just eight minutes away from beating Spurs at Rodney Parade before Harry Kane cancelled out Amond’s first-half header with a late tap-in.

And, speaking at yesterday’s pre-match press conference at the Wales National Velodrome in Newport, the Irishman was in a bullish mood.

“Games like this are a complete free shot for us,” said Amond. “Nobody expects anything of us.

“If you were to ask everyone in the room to write down the score for the game there’s probably only two people who would say we have a chance and they’re sitting at this table.

“Everyone else would probably say 3-0, 4-0 or 5-0 but we disagree with that. We disagreed with it the first time and we proved that we can put in a performance.

“We’re going there with a lot of confidence because, even though we’ve lost that last two games, we led Spurs for 45 minutes really and we were only eight minutes from knocking them out.

“If we can put in a performance like we did that day then we have a chance.”

Amond has had a lot of attention since putting the Exiles ahead in the original tie but he’d be happy to share the limelight tonight.

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“I have probably watched the goal a couple of hundred times now,” he admitted. “I refuse to watch Harry Kane’s one!

“I said to the gaffer on the Monday afterwards that I was devastated when Kane scored.

“It’s not every week that you could score the winner against Spurs in the FA Cup.

“And I knew that if we got a winner at the end I would have been forgotten about!

“But if you say to me right here right now that I won’t kick a ball at Wembley and we win the game, I’ll be happy and I genuinely mean that.”

Amond believes County have the players to handle the big stage.

“We’ve got quite a lot of experience of playing at Wembley in the squad so we won’t be overawed by the occasion,” said the 29-year-old.

“I’ve played there twice with Grimsby. We won promotion and then a week later we got beaten in the FA Trophy final.

“For us that year promotion was the big thing. To win there is an unbelievable feeling and I hope that wasn’t the last time that I’m going to experience a win there.”

Amond would prefer that to come in the League Two play-off final in May rather than tonight’s cup clash.

“Promotion is the big one for me,” he added.

“They don’t come around very often and when you win promotion you are forever remembered.

“The gaffer keeps telling us about the time he got promoted [as a player in 2013], he never shuts up about that!

“It’s one of the greatest days in the club’s history and promotion would mean everything to us.”