NEWPORT County AFC will hold final interviews for the position of manager on Monday with caretaker boss Wayne Hatswell having one more game in the dugout against Carlisle the following evening.

The Exiles are on a three-game unbeaten run in League Two since the sudden exit of legendary manager Michael Flynn.

Hatswell has impressively guided them to a 3-0 win over Scunthorpe, a 0-0 against Bradford and a 2-2 at Exeter City.

A club statement on Friday said that Hatswell would remain in charge until an appointment is made.

County sporting director Darren Kelly led the job search for Flynn’s replacement and a decision is set to be made in the coming days, with Cardiff coach James Rowberry the bookies' favourite to land the job at his hometown club.

The Argus understands that the shortlisted candidates will be interviewed on Monday and that it is highly likely Hatswell will have at least one more game in charge.

The swift turnaround from Exeter to the Tuesday night encounter with Carlisle means that the coach is set to prepare the team and call the shots from the dugout, even if the Exiles board announce their chosen one ahead of the game.

Hatswell knows the importance of backing up their battling effort against Exeter with victory against the Cumbrians, who are second from bottom and also without a manager after the sacking of Chris Beech.

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“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,” said the interim manager at St James Park.

County led twice in Devon after goals by Robbie Willmott and Courtney Baker-Richardson but a draw was a fair result.

It leaves the Exiles 14th in the congested table, just two points off the play-offs and six behind second place.

After a summer rebuild following the agonising and controversial play-off final defeat at Wembley, Hatswell believes the next manager has a squad capable of success.

“Michael Flynn has left this club in good shape and that is credit to everything that has gone on here over the last four and a half years,” he said.

“Whoever comes in has got to look to build on that, we play in a tough league and don’t have the riches of everybody else and that will always pose problems.

“But we are quite stable in what we do and the club has been in the Football League for a long time, we’ve just not managed to quite get out of League Two.

“We have got a good group in there that want to work hard, they just need to get on an unbeaten run to stay in the top half, then you never know in a long season.

“Someone will be coming in and picking up a team that isn’t going the other way as can happen with managers who pick up sides that have lost five or six on the spin.

“Whoever comes in will be under pressure, that’s the nature of the beast, but they will have more good afternoons than bad.”

Carlisle head to Newport in woeful form after taking just one point from their last six games and suffered a home defeat to Tranmere on Saturday.