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REACTION | Michael Flynn: "All we can do is win our games"

6 December 2020

Michael Flynn says his full focus is on his own side and he won't be paying attention to the teams around Newport County AFC in the Sky Bet League Two table.

Goals from Padraig Amond and Matty Dolan helped the Exiles secure a 2-1 victory over Morecambe on Saturday, which ensured County maintained their lead at the Sky Bet League Two summit.

Flynn's men temporarily slipped down to second when Cheltenham Town - the team who began the day one place below them in the table - took the lead against Exeter City and Morecambe levelled against the Exiles.

But Flynn says his full focus was on the task in hand at Rodney Parade and he wasn't interested in results elsewhere. 

"I can’t affect what’s going on around us," said Flynn.

"All we can do is win our games and see what happens. I thought we were very good today and we were really pleasing to watch.

"We kept going and got a late goal, which is nothing more than what we deserved.

"If we win 15 to 20 games in the way we won, then we’ll be in a very good position."

Flynn has implemented an attractive style of football this season, which has proved to be successful after County's positive start to the campaign.

The Exiles boss says he is pleased with the way that his players have adapted to the new brand of football, and won't be critical of them if the style leads to mistakes.

"The players are getting more comfortable with the style I’m asking them to play," he added.

"I thought we played some exceptional football in the first half. We also played some really good stuff in the second half but we didn’t get in as many good positions.

"Their goal came from one of our mistakes. But the mistake came from a poor clearance with the players trying to play out from the back, which I’m asking them to do.

"I’d be a bit of a hypocrite if I had a go at them."


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