FORMER Harriers forward Jamille Matt is hoping to pull off another FA Cup giant killing this weekend.

The ex-Aggborough hitman, who was given his chance in professional football by Kidderminster back in 2011, is now preparing for Newport County's fourth round clash against Middlesbrough on Saturday.

The League Two outfit are hoping to emulate the success of the previous round which saw the South Wales club defeat former Premier League champions Leicester City.

The 29-year-old, who scored the opener against the Foxes, said: "There are a couple things I will use to prepare for the next FA Cup game against Middlesbrough which I use for every game I play. I will make sure I’m in a positive mindset going into the game. This will include making sure that even though Middlesbrough are two leagues above Newport in the football pyramid, we have to go with the belief that there is a level playing field so that we can achieve a positive outcome."

Matt, who was also a psychology graduate from the University of Wolverhampton in 2011, says he hopes to use his counselling degree to help footballers once his career comes to an end.

He added: "I feel I would be able to help others with my experience playing as a professional and be able to relate to some of the pressures that come with playing at a professional level.

“Nowadays there are a lot more pressures compared to when I first started to play with the growth of social media and the extra scrutiny that that can bring after a game. I also feel other sportsmen would be a bit more open to speaking to someone who has been there an experienced what they may be feeling."