WAYNE Hatswell says he isn’t currently interested in throwing his hat in the ring for the Newport County AFC job despite guiding them to victory in his first game as interim manager.

The Exiles beat Scunthorpe 3-0 on Saturday afternoon, a day after it was confirmed Michael Flynn’s spell in the hotseat was over after four and a half years.

His assistant coach held the reins against the Iron and will continue to call the shots for Saturday’s home encounter with Bradford City while County mull over their next move.

Hatswell is under contract until the summer and when asked if he would consider the job on a permanent basis said: “Not at the moment, I am literally just going to take it game by game.

“I am under no illusions that it’s a tough job and I’ve got to keep my emotions in check, which is something I’m not really used to even though I had big role to play under the gaffer.”

South Wales Argus: Wayne Hatswell on the touchline for CountyWayne Hatswell on the touchline for County

The initial plan was for Flynn to have one more game in charge against Scunthorpe but that changed towards the end of the week with Hatswell given the role of boss.

The deputy had a three-game spell as the main man earlier in the season when Flynn had coronavirus and will try to ensure it is as close as possible to business as usual.

“I just wanted to get the weekend out of the way. I have to speak to people around me and the chairman, who I am sure will be pleased by the win.

“I’ve just got to keep going and preparing the team; I will be here unless I am told not to be, that’s my attitude to it all.

“I have been here a long time and the remit has always to be to stay in the job, to do that you need to win games.

“It’s one ticked off that could have been a banana skin for us and now we have got to look forward to Bradford.”

They do that in fine spirits after goals from Ollie Cooper, Courtney Baker-Richardson and Dom Telford.

Bradford, now coached by former Morecambe boss Derek Adams, head to Rodney Parade after ending a poor run with a 2-0 home win over Rochdale.