NEWPORT County’s unbeaten start to the new League Two season has highlighted the strength in depth of Michael Flynn’s squad, according to striker Tristan Abrahams.

The 2019/20 campaign may have only just got going but the Exiles are five matches without defeat and fifth in the table with nine points from a possible 15.

While they haven’t been prolific in front of goal so far, four clean sheets show boss Flynn has the makings of a team with a defensive steeliness essential for a promotion push.

And despite the huge blow of Mickey Demetriou’s broken fibula, County have managed to stay watertight at the back in their league fixtures since the centre-back’s injury.

Summer signing Abrahams, 20, has been impressed by the Exiles’ start, one he believes owes much to the squad’s overall strength.

“It’s probably the best squad I’ve been in and around,” he said after Tuesday’s Carabao Cup defeat to West Ham United.

“The boys are class, and even the ones not playing week in and week out are class as well.

“The whole squad is strong and if people aren’t available then we’re still more than capable of winning matches, and I think we’ve shown that so far.

“We’ve looked strong defensively, we just need to score some more goals now.

“West Ham scored two goals from our mistakes and if we cut those out then I can’t see teams scoring.

“We just need to build on going forward and we can beat most teams in this league.”

County take their unbeaten run to Forest Green Rovers tomorrow (kick-off 3pm) and Abrahams will be hopeful that an impressive display on Tuesday will see him keep his place in the starting XI.

Reflecting on his display, he added: “I enjoyed it, and hopefully I can get to that level.

“I just want to test myself against the best players and I felt like I did myself justice.

“It was my first TV game so it was an experience I enjoyed and hopefully I can get many more of them. It’s like motivation.

“Technically, I thought they (West Ham) were good, and when you play against a team like that all you can do is learn from it.”

Keeper Nick Townsend echoes Abrahams’ sentiments on the Exiles’ squad, and the gloveman has high hopes for the season if the current standards can be maintained.

“Even though we lost against West Ham, the team put on a very good performance and it shows that if we take that into the rest of the season then we should be pushing on further from last year,” he told iFollow Exiles.

“We’ve got better strength in depth as well and we’re proving that in the last few games, we’re strong and solid at the back.

“We’ve got our targets which we want to achieve and they’re all around improving on last year.”

He added: “Forest Green play the same as West Ham and we’re quite comfortable being a pressing team.

“This was kind of the dress rehearsal for Forest Green and hopefully we’ll be able to go there and get the result we need.

“I don’t think West Ham are the worst of teams to lose your unbeaten record to, but the league is more important.

“We’re still unbeaten in the league and we need to kick on.”