JAMES JENNINGS admits Wrexham fans will be gunning for revenge against Newport County and he believes the FA Cup tie is winnable.

Sam Ricketts' side will entertain the Exiles in the second round, with the game due to take place over the weekend of Friday November 30.

The last meeting between the sides ended in heartbreak for Wrexham with Newport winning 2-0 in the 2013 Conference Premier play-off final at Wembley to clinch promotion to the Football League.

Jennings, who won automatic promotion from the fifth tier with Mansfield that year, knows there is a lot riding on the tie and he feels National League leaders Wrexham will be optimistic they can beat the League Two side.

"I think it's a good tie to try and get into the third round," said Jennings.

"Obviously it is north against south Wales, there is quite a bit of rivalry and going off what I have read a lot of fans are happy with a chance to get one over Newport from losing in the final, it is still in a lot of fans' heads.

"I have got a good feeling from the lads, it is a game we fancy ourselves with especially being at home; you look at it and think we can potentially win.

"I am looking forward to it. It should be a good tie and I would not be surprised if it was televised."

Wrexham progressed with a 2-0 first round win at Weston-super-Mare on Sunday.

The National League South strugglers more than held their own in the first half but goals from Luke Summerfield and Stuart Beavon after the break sealed victory and Jennings hailed a professional performance.

"We knew it wasn't going to be easy," said Jennings.

"We worked on Weston and how they play, and to be fair to them they were probably better than we thought, although we were never going to under-estimate them.

"They played the ball out from the back pretty well first half and we found it quite hard to nullify it but as the game went on, we knew we would get the upper hand on them and second half was a thoroughly professional performance.

"We were clinical when needed and I thought we deserved it."

Wrexham lost in the fourth qualifying round in each of the last three seasons but Jennings would love a good cup run.

"It was a tough fixture in the preliminary round against Harrogate but we got through that and we knew Weston was going to be another test," said Jennings.

"But why not take it seriously and go on a good run.

"Everyone wants to be part of a good run; the last couple of years have been disappointing for the club being knocked out early and us as players and staff want to achieve something in the FA Cup this season."

Maintaining the promotion challenge is the priority but Jennings insists the Reds, currently unbeaten in 10 games, have a big enough squad to be successful on both fronts.

"It is momentum but we have got the squad," said Jennings.

"We have got depth, there are players not involved at Weston and players on the bench disappointed not to play that we can do the cup as well as the league.

"The bread and butter is the league and we want to maintain that but we are confident that we won't let the FA Cup affect that.

"We are more than capable of being successful in both."