NEWPORT County AFC manager Michael Flynn has clarified his plans for the January transfer window after claiming he would “get rid” of certain players following the last-gasp defeat at Carlisle United.

Asked about the way his team defended after the 3-2 defeat at Brunton Park, Flynn said: “It’s criminal. It’s costing us and I’ve told them that if it keeps happening, they’ll be out of the door in January. I’ll get rid of them.”

And, having had time to reflect, the Exiles boss is still not happy.

“I really believe we’ve got a chance to do something this season and when we give away cheap goals and cheap points it annoys me,” he said.

“I’m a winner and I want to win so it frustrates me, it yanks my chain.”

And Flynn reiterated that there would be changes during the January transfer window.

“We won’t be paying anybody up because we can’t afford it,” he said.

“But I’ll be looking to change a few things anyway, either through the loan market or permanent deals with people going and people coming in.

“It’s not an empty threat or an over-reaction. I want to keep improving and I want to strengthen again in January. And to be able to strengthen I’ll have to move some on.

“But anything I said after the game, the players had already said it to themselves,” added the manager.

“It was a deflating defeat to lose in the 93rd minute after such a long journey but the big positive was that they gave each other some home truths.

“That was pleasing and anything I said to the press afterwards, the players have heard it first.

“It’s not like I’ve gone out and thrown everyone under the bus. We’re all in it together and if we lose a load of games there will be people saying we need to change the manager. That’s just the way it is these days.”