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PRESS | Manager Michael Flynn Speaks to the Media Prior to Cambridge League Match at Rodney Parade

7 February 2020

Michael Flynn spoke to the media ahead of NCAFC's match against Cambridge United this weekend.

Flynn was impressed with his team’s performance last week at Plymouth despite the loss, and now wants his team to go on a run to push up the table.

The Manager said, “It was a really good performance down at Plymouth, but I’d rather have been terrible and won 1-0. We’re in the business end of the season and I want to be picking up as many points as possible.

“It is if we can go on a run. We definitely need to win a couple back to back, looking at three or four games.

“If we can do that then it will close the gap and put us in a really good position. It’s all ifs and buts at the moment. We started well, we had our blip, let’s finish well.”

Their first opportunity to bounce back comes against Cambridge United, who recently sacked their manager Colin Calderwood.

Flynn was disappointed to see Calderwood lose his job, “I’m sad to see Colin go, he’s somebody I’ve got a lot of respect for. He’s been in the game a long time and he’s well respected in football, so I’m sorry to see people lose their jobs.

“Whether they sacked their manager or not, we’ve got to worry about ourselves, and if we play to the best of our abilities, we can get the three points.

On Cambridge, the manager believes they have picked up their form in recent matches, : “They’re a team that didn’t start too well, they’ve picked up and I think it just shows you what the league is like this season.

“Anybody can beat anybody. We can beat anybody, but if we’re not at it we can lose to anybody, and that’s been proven.”

Flynn also talked about new signing Otis Khan and what he brings to his squad, “He brings us quality in the final third, he’s a match winner on his own, he’s a finisher, he’s direct and he comes with a point to prove.

“When he’s played against us for Mansfield, he scored twice and he ripped us apart, he’s somebody I’ve always liked.”


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