TOM Owen-Evans insists Newport County AFC are confident of beating anyone, as they prepare to tackle Championship big guns Leeds United at Rodney Parade this weekend.

The Elland Road outfit, who eased to a 5-1 victory against the Exiles in this season’s Carabao Cup, will be favourites to win the FA Cup third round tie on Sunday (kick-off noon).

But Owen-Evans firmly believes that one-sided scoreline wasn’t a true reflection of the match in Yorkshire last August.

And he reckons that with their fans right behind them, County can upset the odds and make the hat for the fourth round draw.

“The game at Leeds, I know we lost by a big margin, but we created a lot of chances that day,” he told iFollow Exiles.

“I think even Leeds supporters who were there that day will say that the scoreline didn’t deserve to be like that. We created a lot of chances against a very good Championship team.

“If we can earn the right to play then hopefully we’ll create as many chances as we did last time and hopefully put them away.

“We’re confident of beating anybody and hopefully we can do that with the fans behind us.”

The 20-year-old midfielder got himself back into boss Michael Flynn’s team for the draw at Cheltenham Town last Saturday but was on the bench for the defeat of Exeter City 48 hours later.

And while he strives to earn a start against Leeds, Owen-Evans is hopeful that the Exiles can maintain their play-off push in League Two.

“We’re in a good position but we believe that we could be higher,” he added.

“The way we’ve played, we believe we should be pushing for automatic promotion or definitely the play-offs.

“We’ve played every team now and there’s not been anyone that has stood out.

“We believe we are good enough to reach the play-offs.”