BOBBY GRANT is over the moon that he is allowed to play for Wrexham in the FA Cup.

The 28-year-old attacker has joined Wrexham on loan from Fleetwood Town until January and made his debut in Tuesday's goalless draw at Barrow.

The out-of-favour Grant is not in manager Joey Barton's first-team plans at the League One club following a disagreement - he last played for the Cod Army in September - and has been training with the U18s.

There were fears Fleetwood would not want Grant cup-tied but he has been given the green light to face Newport County in the second round at The Racecourse tomorrow, and he couldn't be happier.

"It is the FA Cup and it is a great tie to be involved in," said Grant.

"I was over the moon when the gaffer said I was allowed to play in it.

"We will be going out there to win that game.

"It is in front of our fans and I am really looking forward to going out at The Racecourse Ground against those players, hopefully we can put a show on for the fans and get a positive result."

Grant believes it will be a fantastic spectacle against League Two side Newport, with the game also being shown live on BT Sport.

"I have had a couple of good ties in the cup, I got to the fourth round with Fleetwood," said Grant.

"We take one game at a time and it will be a good game with Newport.

"It is on the TV, an 8pm kick-off and hopefully we can give a good account of ourselves."

Grant almost marked his Wrexham debut with a goal but a first half header from James Jennings' cross struck the post.

"It was my third day in and it is nice to get the first game under the belt," said Grant.

"It was almost a dream start but that is the fine margins of football.

"I just let it hit my head. It was a great ball from James, the keeper was wrong-footed and on another day it will bounce inside of the post and go in but that's football."

Grant also had Wrexham's best chance of the second half, his shot superbly saved by goalkeeper Joel Dixon with Luke Young's follow up also blocked.

"The goalkeeper has made a good save and then Young's rebound got deflected," added Grant.

"These are the margins and on another day they go in."