NEWPORT County AFC boss Michael Flynn has again reiterated that there has been no contact from Shrewsbury Town over their vacant manager's job.

Flynn is still second favourite to fill the Shrews' hotseat with the bookies, behind Wrexham boss Sam Ricketts.

But he insists his only focus is on the League Two matches at Cheltenham Town on Saturday and at home to Northampton Town next Tuesday.

"I’ve not heard anything and my agent hasn’t heard anything," said the Exiles boss. "I’m manager of Newport, I’m very happy and I’m concentrating on the two big games we’ve got coming up. There's nothing more to say."

Former Doncaster Rovers manager Darren Ferguson has also been linked to the Shrewsbury job this week.

The Shropshire Star reports that applications to succeed John Askey are still coming in "thick and fast" and that Ferguson is one of several bosses who could be under consideration as chairman Roland Wycherley and chief executive Brian Caldwell mull over their options.

Former Notts County boss Kevin Nolan is currently third in the betting.

Paul Hurst, who left the New Meadow for Ipswich Town after last season's League One play-off final defeat at Wembley, is also being heavily backed, as is ex-Blackpool boss Gary Bowyer.

And BBC Radio Shropshire states that former Shrews number two Chris Doig, who left with Hurst in the summer, has emerged as an unexpected contender for the job.

Goalkeeping coach Danny Coyne has won his two games as caretaker manager and will be in charge for tonight's FA Cup first-round replay at Salford City.