STUART BEAVON watched on as Coventry City wrote FA Cup headlines last season and the striker would love to achieve something special with Wrexham.

The 34-year-old is on a season-long loan from the Sky Blues who reached the fifth round of the competition in 2017-18.

Coventry caused an upset by beating then-Premier League side Stoke City 2-1 in the third round and also knocked out higher division outfit MK Dons before losing to Brighton and Hove Albion in round five.

Beavon, who was out of favour and did not feature in the games, would love to be out on the pitch and experience the magic of the cup by helping Wrexham beat League Two outfit Newport County in Saturday's second round tie at The Racecourse.

"I was there when we beat Stoke at the Ricoh Arena last season and it was a great atmosphere," said Beavon.

"The FA Cup is very special.

"I am not getting any younger so this is a massive game.

"First and foremost we have got a heck of a game to play on Saturday and we are not going to look beyond that.

"But hopefully we can go out, get a win and get through."

Wrexham are challenging from promotion from the National League and were held to a goalless draw at Barrow on Tuesday, leaving the Reds third in the table and four points behind leaders Leyton Orient.

Beavon is now looking forward to focussing on the cup.

"The FA Cup is a great distraction," said Beavon. "It is what we all dream of, getting that good draw in the FA Cup.

"We wanted three points at Barrow, we didn't, but now we can focus on Saturday and look forward to it.

"I can imagine it is going to be a great atmosphere and you want to be involved in these sort of games.

"We are up for it, we are looking forward to it, and hopefully we can come out on top."

Beavon was frustrated that Wrexham did not leave Holker Street with victory but the frontman believes it could be a valuable point.

"A bit disappointed we didn't manage to get the three points," said Beavon.

"Barrow is not an easy to come. Obviously the performance wasn't the best from us but it is a point at the end of the day and it could prove to be a very important one come the end of the season."

New signing Bobby Grant was included in the three-man attack along with Beavon and the Fleetwood man twice went close to putting Wrexham ahead.

"I don't know Bobby personally but played against him many a time," said Beavon.

"I know what he is capable of and he is a good player."

Rekeil Pyke also started up front but was forced off with a hamstring injury and is set to miss the County cup tie

"Rekeil has got progressively better as the season has gone on," said manager Sam Ricketts.

"He has got such pace and power and that is why he probably gets more muscular niggles than anything else.

"It is a blow because he is a player who is improving all the time and is a constant threat, I have not seen one opponent yet who wants to play against him.

"Hopefully he won't be that long, hopefully it might just be a week or two. We whipped him off early and it wasn't a big pull, he actually carried on running."