NEWPORT County AFC manager Michael Flynn saw his side end their long wait for a home win on Saturday but more missed chances convinced him that he needs to add to his attacking options.

First-half goals from Padraig Amond and Ben Tozer were enough to beat play-off hopefuls Swindon Town, who pulled one back through substitute Paul Mullin before having former Newport schoolboy Rollin Menayese sent off.

But Flynn felt the margin of victory should have been wider and he revealed after the match that he is on the hunt for a 20-goal-a-season striker.

“The amount of chances we have created, we should be beating teams more convincingly,” said the Exiles boss.

“I think it’s quite clear to see that we need more strikers because our top scorer [Amond] has got 12.

“We need a 20-goal-a-season man and they’re not easy to come by, trust me.”

Amond’s first goal since January was a superbly-taken volley and Flynn hopes the Irishman could hit 20 next season.

“He could do,” he added. “He’s a superb player and he was excellent. His work-rate is different class and he took his goal really well.

“He’s been down on confidence. He’s played nearly every game but strikers are a funny breed – they need goals and when they go through a rough patch the confidence does go a little bit.

“They just need that one to kick-start things and that finish was superb.

“I think Frank [Nouble] should have scored but he came on and made a nuisance of himself and could have won a penalty.

“Tozer should have scored another one too. We should have scored a few more.”

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Nouble (above) and Tozer are out of contract this summer, along with Dan Butler, Scot Bennett, Joss Labadie, Marlon Jackson and Paul Hayes.

“There’s a couple that we’re close to getting over the line,” said Flynn.

“There’s a couple who need to prove to me that they deserve a new contract and there’s a couple that I’ve made up my mind on.

“I want to do better than we have this year and I want to strengthen in the summer. I’ve already got the feelers out.”

The manager also paid tribute to the County fans after Saturday’s match.

“There were near enough 4,000 fans again and they’ve been fantastic,” he said.

“They’ve supported us through thick and thin.

“I’m never going to be able to keep everybody happy and I’m not getting carried away by this win because we haven’t been on a great run of form.

“The games we’ve lost we deserved to lose but the games we’ve drawn some of them or quite a few of them we deserved to win.

“It’s small margins and we could easily be sat on another six or seven points but it’s not to be and it’s something that we need to improve on next season.”