STALWART Robbie Willmott has faith that Newport County AFC will appoint the right man to replace legendary manager Michael Flynn, and intends to welcome them with three points.

The Exiles are on a three-game unbeaten run in League Two under caretaker boss Wayne Hatswell and have produced three strong performances on the spin.

They backed up a 3-0 win against Scunthorpe and 0-0 draw against Bradford with a 2-2 draw at Exeter City on Saturday.

County don’t get long to reflect on their efforts in Devon with struggling Carlisle heading to Newport tomorrow evening.

The board might have picked Flynn’s replacement by the time Willmott & Co kick off against the Cumbrians and the midfielder is determined to return to winning ways after a pair of draws.

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“It was a tough game in Exeter but we showed spirit to get a good point,” said the 31-year-old former Grecians loanee, who scored on his return to St James Park.

“That shows we are building something good and if we win on Tuesday then it’s a very good week for a new manager to come in and take over, implementing their style.

“I’ve played under different managers and you just have to back the club and the board that they will make the right decision and they said on Friday that they had left no stone unturned.

“We’ve got all the confidence that they will bring in somebody decent and they will be taking over a good side.

“We’ve put in three really good performances, we battered Scunthorpe, I don’t know how we didn’t beat Bradford and at Exeter we went in front twice and it was a good point even though we should have seen it out.”

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Hatswell is holding the reins until a new boss is appointed and wants to maintain high standards against a Carlisle side also hunting a manager.

The Cumbrians sacked Chris Beech after an awful start to the season that sees them sit 23rd with just one point from their last six games.

“We need to apply ourselves as we have done with the last two games at home,” said Hatswell.

“They are a club coming to us in a similar sort of situation, although they sacked a manager, which is a little bit different.

“We’ve got to try and take advantage of that and they are probably regrouping. We’ve got to make sure that we start really well and put them on the back foot straight away.

“Hopefully we can get in front and stay there, unlike we did in Exeter. That was a good point but there needs to be another good performance.”

Hatswell and his assistants are mulling over changes to the team after sticking with the same side for the last three games.

It will be a draining week with Carlisle followed by the short trip to Bristol Rovers on Saturday.

“We’ve had the same starting XI for the last three games and I said to the staff before Exeter that a few might have a bit of a dip,” said the interim manager.

“You can see that coming but want to get through it and get them to five or six games so that you are feeling really match fit.”