NEWPORT County AFC boss Michael Flynn says he’s had no contact with his former club Bradford City over their managerial vacancy and he won’t let the links distract him from tomorrow’s FA Cup replay at Wembley.

Flynn has been installed as the 18/1 sixth favourite with bookmakers SkyBet to replace Stuart McCall, who was sacked yesterday.

The Exiles boss enjoyed a successful three-year spell as a player with the Bantams before returning to County, his hometown club, in 2012.

And he says he’s flattered to be linked to the job at Valley Parade but fully focused on tomorrow’s clash with Tottenham Hotspur.

“It was all over Twitter yesterday but I’ve had no contact myself personally and it’s not something I’m thinking about,” he said. “I’m going to Wembley with Newport County tomorrow.

“It’s nice to see your name linked to other jobs, whatever it is. It means that you’re doing something right but it’s not something I’m thinking about at all because I’m the manager of Newport County and I’m really enjoying myself.”

Flynn has been criticised from some County fans for supposedly staying too loyal to his ‘favourite’ players and he was keen to address the point.

“Fans are entitled to their opinion, it doesn’t mean I have to agree with it,” he added.

“Some of them don’t agree with what I do and that’s fine. It’s part and parcel of the game these days.

“You can sit behind a keyboard and have a free shout and have a dig at managers and players.

“It’s the nature of the beast now and it’s something that I accept. Do I stay awake thinking about it? No, it doesn’t bother me.

“I know that what we do on that training pitch day in and day out and the things we see and the data we collect shows us that we’re picking the right team.

“The results show that consistently over the season.”

The manager suggested after defeat at Colchester United on Saturday that some players who performed poorly could be dropped for the Spurs tie and he reiterated that he may make some changes tomorrow.

“There’s a couple who didn’t play as well as they could on Saturday and that’s not great timing but these players have been fantastic over the season,” said Flynn.

“They’ve got us a draw against Spurs and I don’t think we’ve been out of the top half of the league all season.

“If that means I’m picking my favourites then I’m picking my favourites – they’re all my favourites.

“They’re a great bunch and they work their socks off for this football club.

“The ones who are not involved need to work harder and up their game because the boys who’ve got the shirt have been doing well all season.

“Will I make changes? Possibly but it won’t be wholesale changes, that’s for sure.”