NEWPORT County AFC will try to build up a head of steam in their promotion push against Bradford City in the capital on Tuesday – on a surface that makes Michael Flynn jealous of his players.

The Exiles climbed to sixth in League Two with a comprehensive 2-0 win at Colchester United on Saturday after goals either side of half-time by Joss Labadie and Padraig Amond.

The excellent result was matched by a performance that has revived hopes of a bid for the play-offs, or even the top three.

However, their credentials will be tested by in-form Bradford, who have rocketed to 10th after losing just one of their last 15 games.

The Bantams salvaged a draw at the death against fellow promotion hopefuls Bolton on Saturday and County will hope their bid for back-to-back wins, something they have not achieved since December 8, is boosted by a temporary move.

Flynn's side have been given permission to move their next two games from Rodney Parade to Cardiff City Stadium.

Cardiff City Stadium

Cardiff City Stadium

The problematic pitch in Newport has played its part in County's winter slump; they took 22 points from a possible 24 in their first eight fixtures but the last seven games have yielded just six from a possible 21.

"There's no coincidence when Rodney Parade, as a rule, is a fortress," said Flynn, whose side also recorded Carabao Cup upsets against Championship high-flyers Watford and Swansea in Newport.

"We've always had unbelievable home form, so there are circumstances for it."

County won't get to train on their new surroundings but former midfielder Flynn expects them to play with a swagger.

"We've got no excuses because we train on a very good surface, so they should be used to the 'silk' and moving the ball quickly," he said.

"Hopefully this will give us a boost in the right direction - I'd love to be out there playing on a fantastic surface at a fantastic stadium.

"The players should be relishing it, but the opposition will be as well."