ike Flynn has insisted that there is no extra pressure on his side following a frustrating home 0-0 against Tranmere Rovers but hailed Tuesday night's fixture with Swindon Town as "a massive game."
Stand-in referee Alan Young was the subject of huge castigation from fans and players alike during Saturday's stalemate - mostly as a result of not letting the game flow after seemingly fine tackles - but Flynn would not comment on the referee's performance for fear of facing action from the authorities.
The Exiles' boss did admit though, "We’re doing well but it is a bit frustrating, I don’t want to look back when the season’s over and rue a couple of games that are still getting on my nerves."
County hadn't drawn a league game in a dozen outings prior to the game against Micky Mellon's side, but now arguably - once again - face the biggest game of their season as defeat in their solitary game in hand will likely, if not mathematically, spell the end of their play-off hopes for this season.
While there are no fresh injury concerns after Saturday, it is likely that, having notched his 100th appearnace for County on Saturday, Padraig Amond will regain his place in the starting XI after Keanu Marsh-Brown was largely ineffective against Rovers. Scot Bennett and Nick Townsend, having both missed the last two games, continue to be doubts for the Robins' visit to Rodney Parade through injury.
10th-placed Swindon Town are unbeaten in their last four outings but did manage to throw two points away at home to relegation-threatened Yeovil Town at the weekend; a 91st minute header from Adel Gafati preventing them joining Colchester United on 60 points.
Richie Wellens' side did, however, end Bury's 14-match unbeaten run prior to that - and on their own patch as well. They have also beaten promotion rivals Forest Green and taken maximum points at MK Dons and Tranmere since the turn of the year. In fact, their away win count is only bettered by Forest Green and champions-elect Lincoln City.
County will be aware of the threats that Swindon possess; they were on the wrong end of a 2-1 scoreline in December in which they went behind in the very first minute as well as a defeat in the EFL Trophy prior to that. But given that they have picked up seven ponts from the last nine available to them, they will feel confident they can continue the form and get a positive return from this one. If they don't, the season may effectively end on a chilly night by the River Usk.
Prediction: Newport County 1-0 Swindon Town
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