NEWPORT County AFC manager Michael Flynn has already set his sights on several targets to improve his squad in January.

Flynn is unlikely to bring anyone else in before the New Year but his plans for the January transfer window are at an advanced stage.

The Exiles boss will prioritise extending the loan deal with Bristol City for top scorer Shawn McCoulsky but he also admits that he would like to strengthen across the pitch if possible.

“There won’t be any signings before January, unless somebody really jumps out at me,” he said.

“I’ve got a few targets for January and I’ll be speaking to clubs over the next couple of weeks.

“Hopefully we can get a few done and dusted before the window opens because I’d rather go into it knowing what I’ve got instead of scrambling around.

“One or two players have come to my attention that I have put tabs on,” he added.

“We need to strengthen everywhere. We’ve only got one fit left-back at the moment.

“But it all depends how big a favour other clubs can do us in terms of wages [for loan players].”

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McCoulsky’s current loan deal ends in January and Flynn is keen to keep hold of the 20-year-old striker (above).

“I’ll be looking to extend Shawn’s loan,” he confirmed.

“Ben White is here for the season and I’ll have to have a think on Joe Quigley.

“If I get the Joe Quigley from [last] Tuesday night against Cheltenham then there might be something in it.

“If not then he’ll probably go back to Bournemouth.

“I’ve had this conversation with Joe and he’s a good kid. He’s honest and I’ve told that was the best I’ve seen him [against Cheltenham].”

Flynn recently met with Swansea City chairman Huw Jenkins and has good contacts at Cardiff City with coach Ronnie Jepson having managed him at Gillingham between 2005 and 2007.

“Obviously you can only play five loans at a time and I won’t be going over five loans because I don’t think it’s fair, it’s dead money for the club,” he said.

“We’ve already got an idea of what we want and hopefully we get them all but if we don’t then we’ll have to go to plan B, unless we get Man United in the cup – we might be shopping in Waitrose then instead of Aldi!”

The manager is pleased with the number of players now contacting him wanting to play for the club.

“I’ve got a lot of people messaging me to come and play for Newport County,” he said.

“It shows that we’re doing something right – people have heard the way we do things and like the way we do things and want to be part of it.

“It’s positive off the pitch and on the pitch.

“I really think we’re growing as a football club,” he added.

“How far we can grow I don’t know but we’ll keep doing our best to improve on and off the pitch.

“I’m not interested in just building a team, I want to build a club.

“If, when I go or I get sacked, there is a bit of legacy I will have done something right.”