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PRESS | Michael Flynn predicts a difficult afternoon when Carlisle United come to Rodney Parade

4 October 2019

Michael Flynn says Newport County AFC have to capitalise on the ‘feelgood’ factor surrounding the team when they host Carlisle United at Rodney Parade tomorrow.

The Exiles currently sit sixth in the table but are only two points off the summit so could go top with all three points and other results going in their favour.

It was also announced last night at a supporters meeting that Flynn had agreed an extension to his contract to now run until June 2022.

There are only three clubs currently unbeaten in-front of their own supporters – County, Cheltenham Town and Port Vale – and Flynn is hoping to continue that imperious run tomorrow in another difficult test.

“I’ll say it again but it’s going to be a very difficult game,” Flynn affirmed.

“We want to keep the feelgood factor going. But it is also about being level-headed and being focused on what we need to do.

“Carlisle United are a good team on the counterattack as well, they’ve got a good front three – Harry McKirdy, Nathan Thomas and Olufela Olomola.

“I don’t think Harry has a point to prove [coming back to Rodney Parade]. He came here last season and he was unfortunate at times. Looking back, I could have given him a bit more game time.

“They’ve got a good front three and we’ll have to keep all parts of our game switched on.

“They’ve got experience in midfield as well with Mike Jones, Jack Bridge is back from suspension, Nathaniel Knight-Percival in defence. Carlisle have youth and experience so it’s going to be a really tough game.

“We have a chance to go top so I’m just hoping we come away with three points.”


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