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Newport County's Mike Flynn 'refusing to consider' FA Cup tie with Manchester City

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Newport manager Michael Flynn is refusing to consider a lucrative fifth-round FA Cup tie against Pep Guardiola's Manchester City.

The Sky Bet League side meet Middlesbrough in a fourth-round replay at Rodney Parade on Tuesday, with the prize being a home tie against the Premier League champions on 16 February.

Newport County's Matthew Dolan celebrates scoring his side's second goal of the game with team-mates during the FA Cup fourth round match at Riverside Stadium, Middlesbrough. Credit: PA Images

"I am not thinking about Man City one bit, not a chance," Flynn said, referring to the popular TV programme Bullseye of the 1980s and 1990s.

"This could end up like Bullseye - Bully's special prize, look what you could have won!

"You start getting carried away and you see the boat floating off, and you end up with a rubber dinghy."