Business as usual for Newport County ahead of Northampton Town clash

Business as usual for Newport County ahead of Northampton Town clash

Mike Flynn: Newport deny Shrewsbury approach for Newport County manager

Newport County say there has been no approach from Shrewsbury Town for Mike Flynn to become their new manager.

A Newport statement read: “The club can confirm that it has not received any formal approach from any other club.”

But County insist there has been no contact from the League One club and that the manager, his staff and the players are all fully focused on tomorrow’s home clash with Northampton Town.

Newport added: “Michael, his staff and players are focused on tomorrow nights important Sky Bet League Two game with the visit of Northampton Town.”

Wrexham boss Sam Ricketts and Salops temporary boss Danny Coyne have also been linked with the position.

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Flynn is currently the 1/5 odds-on favourite with the bookmakers to replace John Askey in the Shrews hotseat.

Askey was sacked a fortnight ago and Flynn has since been linked with vacant role as Town bide their in search of the right candidate.

The Rodney Parade club, fifth in League Two, have reiterated that there has been no formal approach for their manager.

The south Wales outfit also laid out their ambition to support Flynn, 38, by strengthening his squad in the January transfer window.

The statement said: “Newport County AFC is aware of rumours in the media regarding its manager Michael Flynn.

“The Clubs Board has made known its intention to continue to support the manager in strengthening the squad in the January transfer window.

“Michael, his staff and players are focused on tomorrow nights important Sky Bet League Two game with the visit of Northampton Town.”

Flynn led Newport to survival after his March appointment in the 2016/17. The Exiles were 11 points adrift.

He led them to mid-table and an FA Cup fourth round replay last season before the impressive start to the current campaign.

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