BOSS Michael Flynn insists he will stay true to his “game by game” approach, despite Newport County’s upturn in fortunes both on and off the pitch.

The Exiles host League Two leaders Swindon Town at Rodney Parade on Saturday (kick-off 3pm) eager to build on last weekend’s 2-1 victory in Scunthorpe.

Facing the table-topping Robins after ending a run of 10 league games without a win would be enough to give County fans hope that their team has turned a corner.

But add to that the arrival of two new faces this week, and a diminishing injury list, and all the signs are starting to point towards a more positive end-of-season run-in.

However, Flynn is keen to keep everyone’s feet firmly on the ground and, as far as he is concerned, his managerial philosophy will remain exactly the same.

“I’m not getting carried away because we won last Saturday,” he said. “I’ve been very consistent as a manager where we take it game by game.

“We’ve always done that and will continue to do that. You cannot get carried away in football. You can’t look ahead of what’s right in front of you.

“We’ve got a really tough game against Swindon, but we’ll be up for it, we’ll give it our best go, and I’m hoping it’s an exciting end to the season because we have got the capabilities to go on a run, and we’ve just got to go and show that now.

“Last season (when County’s late charge got them into the play-offs) doesn’t mean anything. It’s done, it’s gone, we’ve lost players since then, it’s a different squad.

“But, yes, I believe we’ve got the players here to go on a run – I know we have because we did it at the start of the season.

“It’s not rocket science to say we can do it, we’ve just got to go and earn the right to do it, and fingers crossed that’s what happens.”

Flynn’s January signings will all be in contention for his matchday squad, although the boss knows with so many players now available that there’s going to be disappointment.

“We’re trying to freshen it up and add quality to the squad,” he added. “I think we’ve done that.

“We’ve got boys coming back (from injury) and there’s only two on the injury list which is really positive.

“We’ve already seen the quality in training has risen, the intensity is better, and people are fighting for their places.

“There’s going to be one or two disappointed because they’re not even going to make the 18 (for Swindon).

“It’s what I get paid for, to pick the best squad I think can win us the game, and that’s what I’ll do.”

There was a collective sigh of relief at the final whistle in Scunthorpe last Saturday as County won their first League Two game since October 19.

The visit of the Robins gives the Exiles a chance to complete a league double over the leaders, and it could be a big afternoon for the club’s four new arrivals.

And Flynn has confirmed that he still wants to add a few more fresh faces to his ranks before the window closes on January 31.

“There will be no more than two more,” he said. “I’m not sure if players have to go, but I’ll be looking to get a few more out.

“I always try my best to balance the books, or even go under, because it can give us a head-start on what we need to do next season.

“You’ve got to stay switched on. I’ve got a list we’ve been going through for a long time now, not just in January, that we’d like to bring in.

“Fingers crossed we’ve done that, and if we can get one or two more to top that up then it should be an exciting end to the season.”

Flynn says striker Ade Azeez is “getting closer and closer” to a return to action following his torn Achilles last summer and could go out on loan to get game time under his belt.