Newport’s Pádraig Amond: ‘I’m the weirdest League Two footballer ever’

14 February 2019 12:41
The striker talks about the FA Cup tie against Manchester City this weekend, facing Cristiano Ronaldo and how he still harbours hopes of playing for IrelandIt is approaching 7.30pm on Monday and Pádraig Amond has just finished taking a training session with Newport County’s under-15 and under-16 teams. “Emergency defending” was the theme of the evening and as Amond worked through various drills, focusing on being outnumbered and “how to deal with the overload”, it was hard to escape the feeling that the Irishman will soon have a chance to practise what he preaches. “There’s going to be loads of that against Manchester City, isn’t there?” Amond says, smiling. Related: Newport sink Middlesbrough to earn dream reward with Manchester City I wouldn’t be surprised if City rocked up with their own groundstaff to work on our pitch before the game Continue readingreadfullarticle

Source: TheGuardian