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REACTION | Michael Flynn: "We must be more ruthless"

3 December 2020

Manager Michael Flynn wants Newport County AFC to be more ruthless in front of goal after the Exiles were held to a 1-1 draw against Forest Green Rovers.

Flynn's men find themselves a point ahead of Cheltenham Town, who they have a game in hand over, at the top of the Sky Bet League Two table.

But the Exiles missed the opportunity to extend that lead over the Robins after being held to a draw against Forest Green on Tuesday evening.

County who, despite creating several opportunities, were unable to find a second goal at the New Lawn to put the game out of the home side's reach.

And Flynn says his side must ensure they are killing teams off.

“We had the best chances," said Flynn.

“The goal we conceded went through Brandon’s [Cooper] legs, so it was a little bit fortunate.

“They are a good team, but we must be more ruthless - I am getting sick and tired of it. We are missing too many opportunities to kill the game.

“I’m not saying we are not a good team, but that’s what really good teams do. We need to kill the opposition off. We have come away and worked extremely hard.

“You can take the positives; we have got a point away from home.

“We played one of the best teams in the league and matched them, but we are disappointed that we didn’t take the three points."

The Exiles now turn their attention to Saturday's Sky Bet League Two fixture against Morecambe, who make the trip to Rodney Parade in a good run of form after losing only one their last eight in all competitions. 

And Flynn says the Exiles are aware of the challenge that Derek Adams' side will present.

“We cannot think that they will pick up the three points because we are at home,” he continued.

“It is a tough game; it is as simple as that.

“They are full of confidence, with some really good players and it is going to be tough.”


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