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Exiled to Wembley - Newport County's big day out

A lot of Newport fans had an early start this morning Photo: ITV News Wales

Thousands of fans are getting up early this morning to catch buses and trains to London, as Newport County get ready to grace the pitch at Wembley for the very first time.

The Exiles, who normally play in front of hundreds at Spytty Park, are expecting thousands of supporters to follow them to London to see them play York City this afternoon.

It's been a mixed season for the club, who found themselves in a battle for Blue Square Premier survival, but having secured their future in the league, they are now aiming to end the season on a real high with their hands on the FA Trophy.

Newport County have never played at Wembley before Credit: ITV News Wales

The city has been getting right behind their team - with over £30,000 worth of merchandise having been sold in the weeks running up to this afternoon's clash, and fans telling ITV Wales that the match is all anyone's talking about.

York will be a tough prospect though - they'll be heading to Wembley for the play-off finals in a bid to make it back into the Football League, so today could be seen as ideal preparation for that much bigger prize, or an unwelcome distraction from it. Newport County though say they've already created history by getting to Wembley, and they want to come away with the cup.

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