SATURDAY’S 2-0 victory at Swindon Town saw Newport County AFC climb to within two points of the League Two summit, but manager Michael Flynn is still playing down talk of a promotion push.

Goals from Mark O’Brien and Jamille Matt sealed the win at the County Ground and ensured that the Exiles climbed to sixth in the table – just two points behind leaders Exeter City.

Flynn was delighted to get back to winning ways after a defeat at Northampton Town and draws against Macclesfield Town and Exeter.

But he’s determined to keep his feet firmly on the ground and he certainly won’t let his players get ahead of themselves.

“I think we’ve had a really good start now,” said the County boss.

“We’ve got two away wins already at Forest Green and Swindon – two tough places and two very good teams – and hopefully we can keep on improving.

“It’s lovely being up where we are but we want to keep going under the radar, keep surprising people and keep being the underdogs – that’s fine by us.”

Flynn said before the match that he felt his side should have another four points on the board and, despite the fine start, he feels there is more to come.

“I think we’ve got more depth in the squad this season," he said. "And we’ve got Ryan Inniss back soon, Mickey [Demetriou] won’t be too long and Ade Azeez as well.

“He should be back at the beginning of December and he will add something different to what we’ve got up front.”

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County recorded a seventh clean sheet in 11 league games and they are now on 11 goals after scoring more than once for only the third time.

Tristan Abrahams started in attack alongside Matt before Padraig Amond came on to create the second goal and Flynn was happy with his strikers.

“Jamma [Matt] was fantastic,” he said. “He ran himself into the ground. The shift he puts in for the team is brilliant.

“Tristan worked his socks off as well and he was a thorn in their side. Nobody can relax around him because he doesn’t stop.

“Podge [Amond] is an outstanding professional, and so’s Tristan because he was the same last week.

“We’ve got a group who are together and where there’s no bitterness. If they’re left out, they still want their team to win.

“There are no personal agendas, they’re all in it together, they all back each other.

“And they all know that they’ve got to wait to get their chance. And when they do, they need to keep the shirt because there are people breathing down their necks.”

Flynn and his players celebrated with the travelling contingent of nearly 700 fans after the match and the manager picked out one supporter in particular.

“It was almost a perfect day,” he added.

“My mate Moggsy brought my son Edward along and it was great seeing him on his shoulders waving to his daddy.

“That was special. It’s the first time he’s really come to an away game without sitting close to the bench and I’m sure there’s a Newport County fan in the making there, because he loves it.

“All the fans will have enjoyed it, if they can remember it with all the beers they consumed! Hopefully their partners recorded the highlights for them.”

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