NEWPORT County AFC manager Michael Flynn says strike duo Shawn McCoulsky and Lamar Reynolds are unlikely to be ready for Saturday's home clash with Wycombe Wanderers, writes Ryan Robinson.

The pair, who both joined County during the summer transfer window, have not featured since starting in the 5-1 Carabao Cup defeat at Leeds United last month.

McCoulsky had settled quickly into life at the club before the setback, scoring three goals already this term.

He hit a dramatic 95th minute equalizer on his debut at Stevenage, before his double saw the Exiles past Southend United in the Carabao Cup just three days later.

But the striker, who is on loan at the club from Bristol City until January, is unlikely to be risked this weekend.

Flynn said: “It’s probably going to be too early for Shawn.

“Shawn’s had a hip flexor injury. It’s just a minor niggle so it’s nothing to be concerned about.”

Reynolds, meanwhile, has yet to score his first competitive goal for County since joining from Brentwood Town on a two-year contract.

The Wycombe game may also come too early for the winger, with Flynn expecting the 22-year-old to have an outside chance of making the Cheltenham Town game on Tuesday.

“Lamar has a problem at the top of his thigh,” he added.

“We’ll see how he is but there’s no point risking him now he’s that close, we’ve got another game on Tuesday and it may be that he is ready for that game instead.

“It’s one of those things and we just have to deal with it.”

The club’s depleted strike-force will be boosted by the return of Joe Quigley from international duty.

The Bournemouth loanee came on in the 87th minute of Ireland under-21s’ 3-1 victory in Azerbaijan on Tuesday, replacing former Exile Reece Grego-Cox in the process.

The 20-year-old will provide some competition for Padraig Amond and Frank Nouble, who have both started the previous two league games in the attacking positions.

However, there has been a further setback in fellow attacker Marlon Jackson’s recovery from injury.

Jackson has been absent from the Exiles squad since picking up a hamstring injury in the pre-season victory over Gloucester City on July 22.

And Flynn has confirmed that the injury is worse than originally feared.

He continued: “I wouldn’t call it a setback but it was a little bit worse than we first thought. We thought it was a small grade one injury but it’s more like a larger grade one.

“It’s looking like 7 to 10 days between the two types of injury, there’s no massive difference but we don’t want to have him breaking down and then needing an operation on it.

“We want to do it right, a hamstring is a really awkward one because you have to really make sure that it’s ready to go or otherwise they are not confident in themselves, they play within themselves and that’s no good to anybody.”