WREXHAM supporters are gunning for revenge against Newport County - and Mark Creighton believes they can get their wish.

The teams go head to head in the second round of the FA Cup at The Racecourse tomorrow, the first meeting between the sides since Wrexham suffered heartbreak in the 2013 play-off final at Wembley Stadium.

Two late goals condemned Wrexham to another season in the fifth tier, with Newport promoted to the Football League.

The Exiles are in the leading pack in League Two but Sam Ricketts' Wrexham are among the National League pacesetters and Creighton thinks a shock is on the cards in front of the live television cameras.

"Fans always remember, going back years and years, what happened in previous meetings against teams," said Creighton. "Especially when it is north against south Wales

"It is a healthy rivalry and it has added somewhat this time because it is the first time the teams have met since that day.

"It's a huge game and with the television coverage as well. BT Sport are recognising that it is a big game and that is nice.

"I am sure Wrexham supporters will fill the Racecourse and that place, under the lights, will be rocking.

"I played myself under the lights in a big cup game against Brighton and it was a fantastic evening.

"Let's hope we can get the same sort of numbers turning out for it but a different result on the night.

"In my opinion, it is a great opportunity for Wrexham to progress as well. I don't see Wrexham as the underdogs, they are flying under Sam."

Wrexham headed to Wembley for the winner-takes-all play-off final hoping to clinch promotion back to the Football League after losing their coveted place in 2008.

But two late goals meant it was Newport who went up and Wrexham remained in non-league.

"It's a big enough fixture in itself, minus Wembley, minus play-off final," said Creighton.

"You add those two elements to the mix and it's huge. Unfortunately for us, we were the ones who suffered the heartache on the day, they didn't and they got to celebrate well into the night and the next seven days I would have thought.

"Win at Wembley and you get promotion, you lose there and it is the worst feeling, there is no in between.

"It is either horrific or amazing and obviously we had the horrific option that day.

"For Newport it was an amazing thing but for us in was an absolute car-crash and one that is still ringing in the fans' ear with what happened that day because for me, I think we should have gone up that year."

Creighton, watching on from the sidelines due to a knee injury, admits there was little in the game and it was far from a spectacle.

"I remember the game, it was pretty dull, there was nothing in it, other than that one bit of quality at the end," said Creighton.

"In regards to the whole performance, it was a toss of a coin because there was absolutely nothing in the game.

"A neutral would probably say it was one of the most boring play-off finals they'd witnessed but that was just the fine lines.

"We never went there and got spanked, and they have just somehow crawled their way over the line."

Fans favourite Creighton, who was forced to hang up his boots because of the injury in December 2013, added: "When I was playing I was the worst person sitting and having to watch a game that you can't affect.

"During my career I was used to affecting a lot of games so when you are just literally sitting there and biting your nails, for me there was nothing worse than that.

"I wanted to be out there helping the boys but on the day, it just didn't work out for us."