Capital One Cup: Justin Edinburgh relishing West Brom tie

Danny Crow

Justin Edinburgh says Newport's Capital One Cup tie with West Bromwich Albion is a reward for their first round heroics.

The Exiles who beat Brighton will travel to Premier League West Brom in the second round.

The League Two side are back in the Football league after a 25-year absence.

"It's an excellent draw and brilliant for the club and the players," said Edinburgh.

"It was an achievement on Tuesday and to get a top Premiership side is fantastic for the football club

"Hopefully, we will get a big crowd and the finances will be good."

The Welsh side will travel to face a West Brom side which finished eighth in the Premier League last season having secured a shock extra-time win over Championship outfit Brighton on Tuesday

The Seagulls had led 1-0 through Ashley Barnes's 17th-minute strike before Inigo Calderon was sent off in the 67th minute for a foul on Byron Anthony, who suffered a double fracture of his right ankle.

Substitute Danny Crow took the game into extra time with a glancing header and also added a second goal before fellow substitute Conor Washington scored a third to seal victory.

Edinburgh has confirmed former Wales Under-21 defender Anthony will be out of action until January.

"Byron has his operation (Wednesday) and the break was clean...a double break and it was a success," said Edinburgh.

"He is on the road to recovery and I have spoken to Byron and he is positive and already moving his joints and on his feet.

"It won't be long before he is back around the training ground driving us mad. It will take six weeks for the bone to heal....and we are hoping January time, Byron will be back in the group."

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