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PRESS | Manager Michael Flynn Looks Ahead to Hosting League Leaders Swindon Town

17 January 2020

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Manager Michael Flynn believes his side’s League Two match this weekend will be a huge test, as County look for their third win in a row in all competitions.

Saturday will see table-topping Swindon Town visit Rodney Parade, but confidence should be up for County after their comeback win at Scunthorpe last week.

The Exiles defeated Swindon 2-0 in the reverse fixture in September, but Flynn believes calm heads are needed if County are to be victorious at the weekend.

Flynn insisted, “I’m not getting carried away because we won last Saturday, we need to put a bit of a run together. Swindon are top of the league, deservedly so, they have been outstanding since we beat them earlier in the season, they’ve been on an unbelievable run.

“Richie’s done a very good job there and you look at it, they probably need 10 wins from the last 20 games to go up. They’re in a very good position, but if I’m honest, I hope we beat them on Saturday and they go on another run because they’re beating everybody around us.”

Last week’s win at Scunthorpe was County’s first league win in 10 games, but Flynn pressed home that it was just a starting point, “It was relief.

“I think I’ve been very consistent as a manager where we take it game by game, and we’ve always done that. You can’t get carried away in football, you can’t look ahead of what is right in front of you.

“We’ve got a really tough game on Saturday and we’ll be up for it, we’ll give it our best go, and I’m hoping it’s an exciting end to the season. We have got the capabilities to go on a run, we’ve just got to go and show that now.”

Flynn has also added to his squad since last week, bringing in full-back Ashley Baker and attacker Jordan Green, “Ash played 12 times last season for a massive club in Sheffield Wednesday, he knows how to handle occasions and he’s local, I’ve known of him for some time.

“He’s shown that he can do it at the level, and what he does bring us is electrifying pace, which is probably what we’ve lacked a bit at times. He gives us lots of outlets, he can play anywhere across the top 3 or just behind the strikers, so gives us more versatility as well.”


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