CARETAKER manager Wayne Hatswell is in the dark about whether he will be in charge of Newport County AFC on Tuesday after they stretched their unbeaten run at Exeter City.

The Exiles produced a third strong display on the spin to leave St James Park with something to show for their efforts after a 2-2 draw in Devon.

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Hatswell has held the reins since the sudden departure of Michael Flynn and County released a statement on Friday afternoon that they aim to make a permanent appointment at the start of the next week.

There is a rapid turnaround to a home clash with Carlisle on Tuesday but the interim manager still does not know if he will continue to call the shots at Rodney Parade.

“I have got no idea,” he said. “I have got no idea anymore. It’s down to the powers that be and they made that statement.

“It’s out of my hands, I can’t control that and the only thing I could control was today and how the players applied themselves.

“We did that well with another point on the board, another one ticked off away from home.”

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“Football is a funny old game and I am just going to concentrate on what I can do on Monday morning with the group,” he continued.

“If I get told on Sunday something otherwise then I might go on holiday! I’ve only had summers off for the last 25 years, so maybe I’ll need a holiday.

“We have a really big game on Tuesday now and it can turn this point into a really good one, but no game is easy in this league.”

They led 2-1 at the break courtesy of goals by Robbie Willmott and Courtney Baker-Richardson either side of a Matt Jay strike.

The Grecians levelled nine minutes after the restart through Sam Nombe but neither side could find a winner.

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“We seem to be involved in a few decent games at the moment,” said Hatswelll. “We played some great stuff, especially in the first half.

“They will be pleased with a point because we played some brilliant stuff at times. We have had some great play and if Ollie Cooper scored at the end then it would have been three points.

“I am not disappointed, because we picked up an away point, and I have said to the group that they are starting to gain a little bit more of an understanding about each other.

“This isn’t an easy place to come, the crowd get behind them but we kept them quite quiet because we can keep the ball at times to take the sting out.

“I am not too despondent because we picked up a point away from home but we have to turn it into a win on Tuesday to turn it into a good week.”