Former Worthing defender could be in line for FA Cup date with Manchester City

Mickey Demetriou (right) celebrates as Newport County secured an FA Cup replay with Championship side Middlesbrough.
Mickey Demetriou (right) celebrates as Newport County secured an FA Cup replay with Championship side Middlesbrough.

A dream FA Cup date with reigning Premier League champions Manchester City could be in store for ex-Worthing man Mickey Demetriou.

The Durrington-born defender, 28, played 87 minutes as current club Newport County forced a replay with Championship outfit Middlesbrough after a 1-1 draw in their fourth-round tussle at the Riverside on Saturday.

And the Welsh side now have an added incentive heading into that return game at Rodney Parade, with the winners knowing a home tie against Pep Guardiola's Manchester City awaits.

Demetriou and Newport are no strangers to big FA Cup clashes. Michael Flynn's troops knocked one-time Premier League winners Leicester City out of the competition in round three.

Former Worthing, Bognor and Eastbourne Borough centre-back Demetriou was also part of the County team that beat Leeds United in the competition last season before bowing out against Tottenham Hotspur in a replay at Wembley.

Newport's replay with Boro is scheduled to take place at Rodney Parade next Tuesday.

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