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Tuesday, 23 October, 2001, 20:09 GMT 21:09 UK
Perry targets FA Cup glory
Jason Perry is hunting FA Cup glory with Newport
Jason Perry is hunting FA Cup glory with Newport
Newport County AFC player-coach Jason Perry is hoping his side can join the FA Cup giantkillers when they visit Woking on Saturday.

County travel to Surrey for the fourth qualifying round tie knowing that they will be underdogs against the Nationwide Conference side.

And that suits former Cardiff City defender Perry just fine.

He said: "I have told our players that we have earned this tie after being favourites in the last two rounds ourselves.

"Woking paid out 110,000 for their strikers, play on a lovely pitch in a big stadium.

"But it's up to us to create a bit of a shock and put ourselves on the map."

Bigger shock

Perry, who won one Welsh cap in 1994, added that the financial rewards were also tempting for the Exiles.

"I believe it's worth 20,000 to get into the first round proper and there are other benefits," he said.

"If someone sees us doing well, then they may be interested in investing in the club.

"Also there's a chance of drawing a league club and creating an even bigger shock."

Perry, a self-confessed Cardiff City nut, would be delighted if County could win at Woking and then get drawn against the Bluebirds.

"That would really be something," he said.

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