NEWPORT County AFC manager Michael Flynn is hoping to get all his big guns back fit and firing for a final push towards the League Two play-off places.

The Exiles boss saw his side claim a 3-1 win at relegation-threatened Yeovil Town on Saturday without top scorer Padraig Amond and key midfielder Scot Bennett.

But Flynn is hopeful that both could be back from injury in time for next week’s home clash with in-form Tranmere Rovers at Rodney Parade.

Andrew Crofts was an unused substitute at Huish Park and Matty Dolan returned to action from the bench, while Ben Kennedy and Keanu Marsh-Brown stepped up to the plate with their first goals for the club after Robbie Willmott had headed in his third of the season.

“We’ve got Matty back, Crofty was back on the bench and Benno and Podge won’t be far away,” said Flynn.

“I’m hopeful they’ll be back next week. So we could be firing on all cylinders at the business end of the season.”

County recorded back-to-back wins in the league for the first time since September to climb to 11th in the table.

They are now six points below sixth-placed Forest Green Rovers with two games in hand.

Five of their remaining eight games are at Rodney Parade and four of those home games are against teams above the Exiles in the table – Tranmere next Saturday, Swindon Town on April 9, Bury on April 19 and leaders Lincoln City on April 27.

Those four key games are interspersed with trips to struggling Cambridge United and bottom club Macclesfield Town before the campaign concludes with Oldham Athletic at home and Morecambe away.

“We knew that we wanted to get the win,” said the manager. “We knew we needed to get the win away from home and it’s a good start to an important period of fixtures.

“We’ve got Lincoln, Bury, Swindon and Tranmere at home, so we’ve got a few tough ones and it will probably make or break our season.”

Flynn was pleased with the team display in Somerset, but he reserved special praise for one player in particular.

“I thought Keanu did very well when he came on, but I thought Josh Sheehan was the best player on the park,” he said.

“We had a conversation as a staff about whether to play him, but he was absolutely exceptional.

“He was brave, he wanted the ball, he kept play moving, he broke up play and he got stuck in, which sometimes he doesn’t.

“I thought he was by far the best player on the pitch and it’s about time he had some plaudits.

“They did a job in the first half,” he added. “They stuck to their shape and we were compact.

“We didn’t want to get counter-attacked, which Yeovil did to us at home.

“And we knew where we were going to get in, and that’s what happened. I’m absolutely delighted.”