NEWPORT County AFC manager Michael Flynn has again attempted to play down his side’s super start to the season.

Tuesday’s 2-1 win at Crawley Town lifted the Exiles to seventh in League Two ahead of Saturday’s trip to fifth-placed Luton Town.

But Flynn is reluctant to talk about a challenge for the play-offs.

“That’s for people outside [the club] to think about,” said the Exiles boss.

“Time will tell at the end of the season. I’m not getting carried away.

“It’s a great start, better than everybody else expected.

“But we know what we can do and we know that we’ve got to keep people fit because we’ve got a small squad.

“I think we can play better than we did [at Crawley] but we showed a different side to us.

“We were solid, resolute and came back from a goal down again.

“And we know we’ve got to go to places like Crawley, roll up our sleeves and turn in tough performances to win away from home.

“I’m not surprised by what we’ve done,” he added.

“I have belief in the lads and I actually think we should be on a few more points but I’ll take where we’re at.

“We’re on 18 points and we want to keep adding to that tally.

“We’re going to go and give Luton a game.

“They are one of the bigger spenders in the league, they are a big club with big crowds but we’ll be aiming to go there and spoil their party.”

Mark O’Brien and David Pipe were both forced off at Crawley and could be doubts for Saturday.

“Mark got elbowed a couple of times and he was in a bit of a bad way at half-time,” said Flynn.

“I had no choice but to take him off. You’ve got to put the player’s safety first and that’s what we did and Pipey’s got a stiff calf.”

Saturday’s trip to Kenilworth Road has been designated as an all-ticket game, meaning fans will not be able to pay on the day.

The ticket office is open tomorrow from 10am to 7pm and 10am to 3pm on Friday. Online sales will also stop at 3pm on Friday.