Joel Makin cruelly missed out on a glorious chance for one of the biggest wins of his career after suffering an ankle injury in the Tournament of Champions in New York. The Haverfordwest-born player was leading Egypt's world No 5 Karim Abdel Gawad by two sets to nil and was 4-3 in the third when he pulled up in pain in his second round match.
Oli McBurnie is set to return for Swansea City at home to Sheffield United this weekend after recovering from the illness that forced him to miss their last two games. The Swans striker sat out the FA Cup victory at Aston Villa as well as the draw at Preston, but manager Graham Potter believes his leading scorer is sharp enough again to face the Blades. "With Oli it is one of those things where he was ill last week, a bit low, and then he has picked something else up,” said Potter.
Newport County are to help their fans with the long trip to Middlesbrough in the FA Cup by paying half their costs. The gesture is a thank you by the club for their supporters’ role in their giant-killing run that has taken them through to the fourth round. Manager Mike Flynn and his team earned a stunning 2-1 victory over Leicester City in the third round before being handed a fourth round trip to the Riverside Stadium on January 26.
Tesni Evans hopes to play her part in bringing New Yorkers to a standstill when she plays her first match at the JP Morgan Tournament of Champions this weekend. The Welsh No.1 – who broke into the world’s top 10 on the back of stunning performances in America last year – rates the event as one of the sport’s best due to its iconic location. Imagine a glass squash court dropped into the main passenger concourse at Waterloo train station during rush hour and you get an idea of the impact made by hosting the championship at New York’s Grand Central Terminal.
Josh Adams has been ruled out of a comeback this weekend as the Wales wing battles for fitness ahead of the Six Nations. The Worcester Warriors star has not played since injuring his hamstring last month and the club have warned that any setback now could lead to another six to eight weeks on the sidelines. That would be another significant blow for Wales who are already without Leigh Halfpenny for an unspecified further period as he tries to overcome the effects of concussion.
Michael Flynn is an angry man. He is fed up seeing his talented Newport County team throw away chances of firing up their promotion chase. He is demanding a big reaction when County play Exeter City at Rodney Parade next Saturday. Manager Flynn was really fed up after County’s 3-2 defeat at... Read More
Padraig Amond has studied his penalty winner against Leicester City - time and time again! The Irishman from Carlow admits he watched video replays of the spot-kick which sent Newport County through to the Emirates FA Cup fourth round time and again. “I watched match of the day and then the whole... Read More
Alan Shearer was full of praise for ‘magnificent’ Newport County after their Emirates FA Cup home win against Premier League Leicester City. More than 6,700 spectators were at Rodney Parade, while BBC pundits Gary Lineker, Shearer and Ian Wright attended to witness a potential cup shock. Jamille Matt, with an outstanding header... Read More
Mike Flynn masterminded one of the great FA Cup shocks in Welsh football history by knocking out Leicester City – and then revealed he never felt it was in doubt. A year since the County boss came within eight minutes of doing the same to Tottenham, this time there was no... Read More
Mickey Demetriou's FA Cup Will Runneth Over . . . If He Keeps The Fox Boxed In Again As Newport County Host Leicester City
Mickey Demetriou aims to wind back the clock seven years on Sunday – and keep Jamie Vardy safely in his box. Demetriou comes face-to-face with Vardy at Rodney Parade when Newport County host the Foxes of Leicester City in a winter warmer of a third round FA Cup tie. A... Read More
Mike Flynn has told Newport County chairman Gavin Foxall to forget the money and feel the glory of another FA Cup run. The County manager earned his club a £1m windfall last season with a giant-killing adventure that included a victory over Leeds United, a draw at home with Tottenham,... Read More