Manager ahead of Newport tieThe Town might be unbeaten in 10 league games and Newport might have lost just once in the same period, but those statistics are inconsequential to John Still.
Just like some say ahead of local derbies, form goes out of the window. The boss isn’t worried. He’s just hoping his side can be better than their Welsh visitors at Kenilworth Road – and, if that’s the case, Still believes the Town will be in the hat for round two.
“Newport’s form at the moment is quite good, but, in the cups, I never worry about form,” the manager said at his Thursday press conference.
“I always think at the end of the season, after 46 games, the best team wins the league. You might not be the best team in the last five games, or the first five games; and you might not be the best team in December or January, but over 40-odd games, it’s the best team.
“The FA Cup’s not like that. The best doesn’t always win the cup.
“Anyone can be at their best on the day and can beat you.
“We just need to make sure we’re at our best.
“I’ve had good teams not do well in the FA Cup and had teams that haven’t done so great who have done quite well in the cup, so we’ve got to make sure we’re right and expect them to be right.”
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