MICHAL Flynn is keeping his cards close to his chest about Newport County AFC team news for today's clash with Stevenage but insists he won't hold anything back for Tuesday's trip to promotion rivals Tranmere.

Several players suffered bumps and bruises in Wednesday's much-needed win at Walsall with captain Joss Labadie taken off after a blow in injury time after Mickey Demetriou, Scot Bennett, Ryan Haynes and goalkeeper Nick Townsend had all previously needed treatment.

They all finished the game thanks to physio Tom Gittoes' magic sponge and Flynn gave nothing away in his pre-match press conference on Friday morning.

"Any injury worries from Wednesday night?" came the question from BBC Radio Wales' Rob Phillips.

"Possibly," said the manager with a smile on his face. There's little point continuing to press Flynn on such matters.

County produced their best display for months in the West Midlands after being able to field a midfield trio of Josh Sheehan, Scot Bennett and Labadie for the first time since January 16 because of suspension.

OPTION: Ryan Taylor could start if Michael Flynn wants a physical presence

OPTION: Ryan Taylor could start if Michael Flynn wants a physical presence

Flynn returned to three at the back with Matty Dolan able to use his distribution thanks to better conditions than they will experience at Rodney Parade.

Going back to a flat four is an option for this afternoon, as is bringing in physical striker Ryan Taylor to be a focal point, while the management also need to consider workloads in a hectic schedule.

"We've got one less day rest due to a Wednesday game and then we have a really tough week away to Tranmere and Colchester," said Flynn.

"It's a long slog, especially playing on a heavy pitch at home. We have to manage it and speak to the players to do what we feel is best, not just for the team selection but in making sure players don't break down.

"I'll be honest, I will try and get the three points and then worry about Tranmere.

"There is no way that you can take your foot off the gas looking further ahead because it will then slap you firmly in the face if you get complacent or arrogant."

County beat Stevenage 1-0 at the start of the season thanks to an early Tristan Abrahams penalty after Liam Shephard had been brought down in the box.

The visitors are on the road for the fifth time in six matches and are fresh from a goalless draw at Port Vale.

Stevenage manager Alex Revell says the "relentless run of games" has forced his hand over recent team selection in recent weeks and they head to Newport looking over their shoulder.

They are 20th, eight points clear of the drop zone, but have played more games than those beneath them and will have been alarmed at midweek wins for Grimsby, Barrow and Southend.

"They are organised, like to put balls in the box and have some really good players," said Flynn.

"It's going to be a tough game and Alex Revell has done a good job in challenging circumstances.

"They will be fighting for their lives."