FLYNN’S PASSION ‘CAN LIFT COUNTY CLEAR’
FORMER Newport County midfielder Lee Minshull is backing ex-teammate Michael Flynn to shine as the club’s caretaker manager.
On Thursday, 36-year-old midfielder Flynn was announced as Newport’s interim boss following the sacking of Graham Westley after just five months in charge.
Flynn has a challenge on his hands, with Newport rock-bottom of League Two and arriving at Crewe yesterday 11 points from safety.
But Minshull – who became a fans’ favourite following three years at Rodney Parade from 20122015 and who lined up alongside Flynn in the 2013 Conference play-off final win over Wrexham – is adamant he is the right man for the job.
“I think he (Flynn) will bring pride to the role,” said Minshull, now on Bromley’s books.
“He has obviously got that local link and that is a great starting point to have.
“He has had a great career and people look up to him. I know the lads did when I was there.
“This is a great opportunity for Flynny and I can see no reason why he can’t do well in the job.
“He’ll be really proud to do it and will give the club every chance of staying up. I know he is going to enjoy it.”
Reacting further to the recent developments at his old employers, Minshull added: “It’s a shame because I really thought Graham Westley would get them out of the situation they were in.
“It gives me no pleasure whatsoever to see a former club in the relegation zone,
“I have fond memories of my time at the club and I’ve still got friends there.
“They have fought hard to be where they are, but on the flip side the club has been through worse and come out the other side.”
PROUD: Michael Flynn