Newport County: Justin Edinburgh not banking on FA Cup run

Justin Edinburgh
Justin Edinburgh was a member of the Spurs side which beat Nottingham Forest in the 1991 FA Cup final

Newport County manager Justin Edinburgh says an extended FA Cup run is not his top priority this season.

County are away to League Two rivals Luton Town in the first round on Saturday.

Edinburgh was an FA Cup winner with Tottenham Hotspur in 1991 but says a good run in this season's competition would be a bonus.

"I don't think you can ever put anything into cup runs," Edinburgh said.

"Obviously you want to do well in them because that means you continue to win games and the financial side is a bonus.

"But I think any football club that tries to build in good cup run into their finances is dicing with death.

"It's not a necessity for us but it would be an added bonus."

Newport go into Saturday's game at Kenilworth Road unbeaten in five games and eighth in League Two.

Luton are second in the table but have lost four times at home in all competitions with County boss Edinburgh relishing the trip.

"We're on a decent run and very good away from home of late," Edinburgh added.

"It's a game that we go there relishing and I'm sure it will be a good atmosphere and we'll certainly be backed by a good away support.

"I know the players and myself are really looking forward to the game."