Newport County Boss Michael Flynn wants more strength in depth


Newport County ACC manager Michael Flynn hopes that the return of Regan Powder will not mark the end of his January move as he is important to further intensify his squad.

Pools were the second month of signing of the second loan, following the arrival of West Ham United left-back Vashon Neufevil.

But the Exiles boss is keen on further recruits in defense, attack and possibly midfield running out of patience with certain players following last week's stopover time defeat at Crewe Alexandra.

"I always put out a team to win," said the manager, whose side is 13th in the league two table ahead of tomorrow's home clash with Exeter City.

"They went and did so against Leicester [in the FA Cup] And then they collapsed against Crewe.

"That got nothing to do with tactics, it's to do with the 95-minute concentration.

"It's about consistency and that's why players are at this level and not a higher level.

"No one didn't make a mistake, but it was too many times, and so many times you can put up with him.

"Hopefully we get some more strength at the depth and I won't have to be as patient and give people the chance after chance."

"And this is not just a reaction to last Saturday's game," he added.

"I've felt we have to improve for a while. I don't make a smoker's decision on signing.

"We don't get every one right but we have the majority right and I'm looking to get a little more."

The club captain Andrew Croft is likely to miss out on a weekend away as he continues to recover from a hamstring injury, while young midfielder Joseph is not in doubt.

"Krafty will still be out," said Flynn. "He's scarcely there, but it's been clear that long now I'm not going to rush him back. Labs is 50-50

"We missed them. People say we have no midfield and I agree, but the midfield did not make individual mistakes at Crewe, they did not let their man score at Stevensage, and they didn't miss the chance after chance against Kravley."

"It is easy to make excuses but the bottom line is that we let teams off the hook too easily and I don't want to ever creep into my teams."

County have not won a league match since beating Northampton Town on November 27 (Above) And Flynn is hoping his side will end up being in poor shape as they return to Rodney Parade.

"The record we have at home since I'm here is unbelievable," he said.

"If you take out the checkatrade games, when I played a weakened team, I think we only lost six games and we played songs, lessons and spurs at that time.

"I think it's a fantastic record but we have to go out and do it at the weekend.

"Out of the next six league games, five are at home so it gives us a chance. But we have to go out and do business."

And Flynn insists that the next week's FA Cheer-round round trip to Middlesbrough will not be a distraction.

"I'm not interested in Middlesbrough until 5am on Saturday," he added.

"Our bread and butter is the league and I want to get back on track.

"I will care for Middlesbrough on Saturday evening or Sunday morning.

"It's a nice bonus but I want to win a league match, it's as simple as that."

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