Michael Flynn [Newport manager] on pulling a cup upset: "We’re playing the Premier League champions and arguably the best Premier League team ever. It would be the biggest shock in the history of the FA Cup."
Erik ten Hag (Ajax manager): I learned a lot from Guardiola. His philosophy is sensational, what he did in Barcelona, Bayern and now with Manchester City, that attacking and attractive style sees him win a lot. It's this structure that I've tried to implement with Ajax."
Manchester City set to lead charge to sign £75m rated Matthijs de Ligt from Ajax. Barcelona likely to drop out of the running to land defender. [Daily Mail]
@NewportCounty winger Robbie Wilmott on who he’d like to swap shirts with after Saturday’s FA Cup clash. “I’d love to swap with De Bruyne or Sane, because he plays wide like me. I’m not sure what they’d use my shirt for, though, probably to wash the car.”