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PRESS | Michael Flynn looks ahead to tomorrow's home match with Port Vale

6 September 2019

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Manager Michael Flynn says he expects another ‘tough’ game tomorrow against Port Vale as he affirmed his pre-season prediction that League Two will be the most competitive it’s been for a long time.

The visiting Valiants reside in tenth position after six matches but have only lost one fixture this season – a 5-2 reverse at Grimsby Town in matchday five, alongside two wins and three draws.

League positions are changing week by week and the fourth tier has had three teams rise to the summit already this campaign – Plymouth Argyle, Crewe Alexandra and Exeter City.

County could go top if results went their way while Port Vale could themselves rise or drop eight places depending on the result at Rodney Parade.

Anyone really can beat anyone in League Two this season and Flynn knows County can’t just solely rely on their club record unbeaten run to get a result tomorrow; they’ll have to give everything to get a favourable scoreline.

He affirmed: “We’ve got to keep doing the right things, work hard for each other. The players know the team is much more important than any individual and that’s what we are – we’re a collective and we stick together.

“The league is so competitive this year and that makes the start even more important.

“Port Vale will be a really tough game. They’ve improved a lot and they are a tough opponent both home and away. We’ve drawn twice with them at home [in the past two seasons], so it is going to be a really difficult afternoon.

“We’ve got to make sure that we’re at it and we’ve got to take our chances.”

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