Michael Flynn admits he’s expecting a difficult test against Stevenage tomorrow at Rodney Parade as Newport County AFC return home after three long trips in three different competitions.
Boro – despite being the divisions lowest scorers this season – have counterbalanced that with an imperious defensive record of late, keeping four consecutive clean sheets and conceding just two in the last six matches.
The Hertfordshire side are only above the drop zone by virtue of goal difference yet Flynn has strongly warned his players that they will have to be at their best to get a result tomorrow as they look to a put a dip in form behind them.
He affirmed: “There’s been a lot of miles clocked up so it’ll be nice to be back home with the fans supporting us.
“I say it week in week out but it’s going to be a tough game. They’re fighting for their lives and we’ve not been out at our best and got a few injuries. It’ll be a very difficult afternoon.
“The frustrating thing is we’re losing by the odd goal. We have to cut that out, the players must have more belief and take their chances. You don’t go from a good team to a bad team overnight.
“We’ve got a bad injury list and I will not know until last minute tomorrow, I’ll give it until I’ve got to give the team sheets in. Hopefully one or two will be back.
“There’ a few out at the moment – Labz, Mickey, Corey and Benno – and those four aren’t far away, whether they’re ready for tomorrow is another story.”