MICHAEL Flynn wants some Newport County AFC fans to be more “positive and realistic” about the team’s start to the League Two season.

After battling relegation for the past two seasons, County were in the play-off places after 10 games of the new campaign.

Last week’s 3-1 defeat at promotion challengers Luton Town saw them slip to 10th in the table.

And, ahead of Saturday’s home clash with Yeovil Town, Flynn believes his team deserves more credit from some supporters.

“Since I’ve taken over we’ve won 40 points out of 69 so that’s not a bad return,” said the Exiles boss.

“I’d like some of the fans to remain positive and realistic because we’re in 10th position so we haven’t done too bad since we’ve been involved.

“I think some people have got carried away. You only have to see some of the reactions.

“Football fans these days have got a say on social media and just because they’ve got a say they think it’s right and we all know a lot of its not.

“Some of them have valid points and you can stomach some opinions but the way some of them react is quite strange."

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“I’ll be honest, it did annoy me a little bit at Morecambe,” he added.

“But that’s the only time. I don’t take too much notice of it.

“When you’ve got people shouting at you to play Frank [Nouble] up front in a two when he’s played up there for the last five games it makes me wonder and sometimes I don’t kind of understand what they’re watching.”

And Flynn insists there is no reason to panic over a defeat at Kenilworth Road.

He continued: “I take it as a compliment if fans are getting upset that we’ve lost at Luton – where we’ve never won in 28 attempts – against the best striker in the league and a team who are going to be up there at the end of the season.

“Maybe people are getting carried away a little bit.

“We’ve got high expectations here but we’ve also got a lot of realism.

“We’re 10th in the league and we could be a little bit higher but I’m sure anybody in their right mind would have taken where we are now.”

Joe Quigley will miss Saturday's match as he's away on international duty with Ireland under-21s and fellow striker Marlon Jackson is still out with a hamstring injury.

Asked if he would look to replace Reece Cole, who has returned to Brentford to have knee surgery, Flynn said: "I hope so. I’m trying to get somebody in.

"It might not be a midfielder but I’m trying to get somebody else in."