Ca­reer to date Amond rounds up his play­ing high­lights

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Best FA Cup mem­ory?

“My goal against Tot­ten­ham. When I went back to my home town of Car­low in the sum­mer, that was all peo­ple spoke to me about.”

Tough­est op­po­nent?

“Be­fore the game with Madrid their teamsheet came in. Our man­ager, Michael O’Neill, was pick­ing out who was mark­ing who. All we could think was ‘wow’. There was a big long name next to No 5 and we couldn’t fig­ure out who it was. Michael told us it was prob­a­bly a young kid from the academy. We walked on to the pitch and it turned out it was Pepe. They’d writ­ten down his full name. He’d been banned for 10 games for kick­ing lumps out of a fel­low against De­portivo. He was a pretty daunt­ing op­po­nent.”

New­port’s sea­son so far?

“The FA Cup is a step away from the League. We’ve been dis­ap­pointed with the re­sults over Christ­mas. A de­cent re­sult against Le­ices­ter will get our sea­son go­ing again.”

The fu­ture?

“I’m do­ing some coach­ing with New­port’s un­der-16s. I re­ally en­joy it, but the not-so-nice side has been re­leas­ing some of the younger play­ers. I hope to go into man­age­ment one day, but not for a while.”

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