We will fight on, insists County midfielder Flynn
NEWPORT County midfielder Mike Flynn admits the Exiles were humbled on New Year’s Day, but still believes there can be a promotion party at Rodney Parade.
Flynn and his teammates were left shell-shocked by a rampant Forest Green Rovers who racked up five unanswered goals to inflict Newport’s worst defeat at home for almost two decades.
“With a few additions we are good enough to win the league, definitely, one bad result doesn’t change that,” he explained.
“I’ve seen in the Argus the gaffer is looking for a few and rightly so.
“He’s clever who he brings in, he gets it right virtually all of the time and we need some new faces to strengthen us and give us a kick up the backside, especially after a result like that.
“It will be a tight league all the way. We will win a lot more games but only by defending better.”
Flynn admits Newport’s defending was appalling on Tuesday.
“We gave them all five goals, maybe one was a good goal but four of them, we’ve given away,” he explained. “I am mad at the way we defended, I am just being honest, we are all honest with each other and the mistakes were just shocking.
“There is no point in lying, it could’ve been 9-0 to them with the chances we gave them, for 35 minutes we were the better team but in the final ten minutes we conceded two.
“In the second half we were the better team for a spell but in 10 minutes conceded three goals and it could’ve been six. It’s embarrassing for us.
“We want to be at the top of the table fighting for promotion and the only good thing about it is that there are only three points at stake.”
Flynn is now keen to get back on track in the Welsh derby tomorrow.
“We’ve got to move on now and get ready to show our fight and our ability on Friday night.
“We will turn up and have a strong game against Wrexham, it’s a chance to bounce back.”