Sunday Mirror

Flynn: There’s more to come

- Sports · EFL League Two · Will Smith · Simon Weaver

2 Har­ro­gate

NEW­PORT man­ager Michael Flynn is “over the moon” to see his side five points clear in League Two – but in­sists they can get bet­ter.

Bran­don Cooper’s late header sealed vic­tory over 10-man New­port, who had Josh Falk­ing­ham dis­missed but equalised through Will Smith af­ter Padraig Amond’s opener.

“I am over the moon – 10 games in and we’ve got 25 points,” said Flynn (above). “The play­ers have done fan­tas­ti­cally but we can still im­prove.

“That’s the pleas­ing thing, we can still get bet­ter. With a bit of luck with in­juries and sus­pen­sions, hope­fully we can keep this run go­ing. I’m not get­ting car­ried away be­cause I know we can still im­prove.

“When we are hit­ting top form con­sis­tently and win­ning com­fort­ably it will be harder for me to keep a lid on it.

“It’s 18 points in a month, which is un­heard of here and in most places, but while I’m re­ally happy, I’m also re­al­is­tic.”

Har­ro­gate boss Si­mon Weaver ad­mit­ted his side must avoid a ‘hang­over’ af­ter their League Two hon­ey­moon pe­riod ended with a three-match win­less run. “For the first half-hour we were well short of where New­port were and they were the dom­i­nant force,” he said.

“Prob­a­bly for the first time this year we were think­ing we could go one, two, 3-0 down.

“It looked as though we re­spected them too much and were at sixes and sevens.

“We have to face up to two de­feats and a draw in our last three games and (make sure) we don’t have a hang­over ef­fect. Two of the three games we should have won and it could have been a well ground out point to­day.

“We have to move on.”

 ??  ??

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK