AMBITIOUS Newport County AFC boss Michael Flynn insists he wants to “build a club” for the future at Rodney Parade, writes David Williams.

The Exiles are currently riding high in League Two after a sensational run of form under Flynn last season saw them avoid relegation.

But Flynn, whose stock keeps rising following his move into management earlier this year, is eager to see the South Wales club achieve sustained success.

The 36-year-old also has long-term goals of his own, although a job away from the former midfielder’s beloved County is definitely not something he is thinking about right now.

“I always think about the long term,” he said. “You’ve got to have a long-term plan or otherwise you’re never going to know if you’re achieving your goals.

“I’ve always got a long-term plan. If you don’t have a long-term plan how can you know where you want your career or your life to go.

“I have got one but at this moment in time I’m not thinking about anything other than getting Newport County as high up the table for as long as I can.

“I want to build a club here, I don’t just want to have one good season or be a flash in the pan over half a season.

“I want to improve everything so if I do go, and it’s a big ‘if’ because you’re only eight games away from the sack, I want to leave the club in the best possible position.

“And by the club I mean everything from the academy to the training ground and the board to the finances.

“It’s not just about getting the team on the pitch and letting the rest look after itself because anybody who knows me knows that’s not what I’m about.

“I want to make sure that everybody and everything is in a good position.”

Flynn takes his sixth-placed Exiles to struggling Morecambe tomorrow (kick-off 3pm) on the back of two tough games at Rodney Parade.

A goalless draw against Wycombe Wanderers was followed by Tuesday night’s hard-fought 1-0 defeat of Cheltenham Town.

“We took four points from two home games against two good teams,” added Flynn. “I know Cheltenham are down the bottom but they’ve got some good players and they’ve been more than a match for a lot of teams this season, including Exeter when they scored three.

“We could have lost on Saturday and drawn on Tuesday, so we’re showing that where we haven’t quite been at our best we’ve got results.”