MICHAEL Flynn is hoping to right some 'frustrating' wrongs as his Newport County side head into their Carabao Cup clash with Cambridge United.

County could only manage a draw at the weekend against Scunthorpe in League Two, a result manager Flynn lamented as "sloppy".

"We were a bit frustrated, because we created enough chances away from home to win the game," he said.

"From our point of view, the build-up to their goal was a little bit frustrating and sloppy.

"We created chances, we played some really good football.

"After the first five minutes of the second half we had a bit of a dip but we’re working on that.

"We were off the pace for the start of the second half. That gave Scunthorpe a little bit of confidence and impetus.

"But then if we take the chance right at the end and win the game, I don’t think anyone would be complaining too much about it."


County will be looking to bounce back against a Cambridge side for which Flynn has a lot of respect.

"Cambridge will be coming full of confidence after their win at the weekend," he said.

"Mark (Bonner) has put together a good, competitive squad this season and it’s going to be a tough game.

"Let’s give it our best shot and hopefully get into the next round."

A potential tie against Watford awaits the winners of tomorrow night's game, but Flynn was keen to stress that the Exiles' focus was solely on Cambridge.

"Not even thinking about that (possibility of playing Watford)," he said.

"My only concern is Cambridge. If we start looking beyond, we will fall flat on our face.

"I’ve got a lot of respect for Cambridge as a club, so I won’t be looking anywhere further than tomorrow night."

County may field an altered line-up to that which started against Scunthorpe, although Flynn remained coy on the fitness of his players.

"There are one of two little niggles, so we’ll have to be careful with them because we don’t want any long-term injuries," he said.

Matt Dolan was taken off during the Scunthorpe game in move described as “a precaution” by Flynn.

"It might have been a case of him being able to carry on, but I don’t want to be taking that risk and having him out for three to four weeks just because we took a risk for 45 minutes," he said.

"You’ve got to look at the bigger picture."

Bennett and Ellison are both training well according to the manager, who said he would be making a “late decision” regarding the pair’s fitness for the Cambridge tie.

"I always fancy a cup run," he said.

"It’s going to be tough, they’ll be full of confidence but so are we.

"We want to win the game.

"It’s a home game.

"We want to give it our best shot."