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REACTION | Michael Flynn: "We've had a very good start"

21 October 2020

Manager Michael Flynn praised his side’s start to the season as their 1-0 away victory over Stevenage saw Newport County AFC maintain second position in the Sky Bet League Two table.

After their first league defeat against Cambridge United earlier this month, Flynn assured his team could bounce back and they’ve done just that with two consecutive league wins since.

A superb defensive display and a calm spot kick from Tristan Abrahams at the Lamex Stadium gave good reason for why people are already discussing a promotion push for the Exiles.

But, with just seven games gone, Flynn said he will be keeping his feet planted firmly on the ground.

“I thought we were solid. We had some really good passing movements to get in the final third and we’ve just got to kill them off," said Flynn.

"Them hitting the bar in the first few minutes woke us up, because after that we were brilliant.

“There’s only seven games gone, I’m not getting carried away. We’ve had a very good start and a great cup run, it’s been good so far - that’s it.”

Keeping in the moment, Flynn hailed the effort of his players from the top of the pitch to the bottom, including Matty Dolan who has recently been playing centre-back as opposed to his usual role as central-midfielder.

Although, the manager admits he will have headaches over his team selection when all of his players are firing on all cylinders.

“Matty has been excellent, as have they all. Whoever has come in has been putting down a marker for a place. We’ve got Robbie [Willmott] and Benno [Scot Bennett] coming in and soon I’m going to have to rotate because of the amount of games we’ve had.

“That’s Tristan’s seventh goal of the season and him and Saikou [Janneh] were absolute pests tonight. They didn’t give their back line a minute’s break and they ran and ran and ran. They set the tone.”


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