Michael Flynn: Former player to continue on Newport County staff

Michael Flynn and Byron Anthony
Michael Flynn (left) and Byron Anthony won promotion with Newport County in 2013

Manager John Sheridan has confirmed ex-Newport County midfielder Michael Flynn will be part of his backroom team for the rest of the season.

Flynn, along with Byron Anthony, has been assisting Sheridan since his arrival at Rodney Parade last week.

Doubts had been cast over their futures after Warren Feeney was confirmed as Sheridan's number two.

"Their knowledge of the club has helped me, as has what they've told me about different people," Sheridan said.

"I think Byron will probably go back to the job he was doing in the academy but Michael Flynn will be with us for the rest of the season.

"I think it's a case of Warren coming in and Byron going back to do what he was doing."

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Flynn and Anthony were part of the County side that won promotion to the Football League in 2013.

Both men assisted Sheridan in his first game in charge of County against Exeter, a 1-1 draw, following his appointment as Terry Butcher's successor.

Sheridan said there would be no further additions to the backroom staff after ex-Cardiff City striker Feeney left his role as Linfield manager to join League Two's bottom club.

But the former Plymouth manager confirmed he is chasing new players to bring in on loan, having already secured a deal for Notts County midfielder Scot Bennett.

Sheridan wants to add another three new recruits, and BBC Wales Sport understands one deal should be completed before Saturday's trip to Mansfield.

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