Sean Newton believes he is due a spot of FA Cup fortune having endured an “abysmal” time in the world-famous competition, say The York Press.

The Liverpool-born utility man, who turns 30 on Sunday, was a member of the City side that lost 3-2 at eighth-tier South Shields last season – a defeat that cost former boss Gary Mills his job.

Newton was also in a Telford team that were dumped out of a first-round tie 4-0 by Chelmsford , whilst his biggest moment in the Cup – a 2008 match-winning brace for Droylsden against League Two Chesterfield– was tarnished because he should have been suspended for the tie and the Greater Manchester outfit were subsequently expelled from the tournament, missing out on a trip to Championship outfit Ipswich.

On his nightmare FA Cup record, Newton admitted: “I’ve had a bit of an abysmal time in the FA Cup and I’m due a good run this season.

“I’ve not really had the best of draws in the competition and, the one time I did do well with Droyslden, we got kicked out because of me and missed out on playing at Ipswich in the third round.

“I played against Chesterfield when I shouldn’t have done because I was on five bookings, but the secretary didn’t realise, and nobody did other than a Chesterfield fan, who notified the FA.

“The first I knew about it was when it came up on Sky Sports that we’d been kicked out because I shouldn’t have been playing.”

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