Michael Flynn: Newport County manager had been linked with Lincoln

Michael Flynn
Michael Flynn succeeded Graham Westley as Newport boss

Newport County manager Michael Flynn is set to stay with the Exiles despite being the odds-on favourite to take the vacant Lincoln City job.

The County boss is set to remain at Rodney Parade as the Imps continue to seek a successor to Danny Cowley.

Flynn had said it was "flattering" to be linked with the League One club.

Flynn, 38, has been linked with several roles having taken Newport from almost certain relegation to the play-off final in two seasons.

"I have sat here many a time and have just got on with what I have to do. I have always been professional the way I handled it and it has never affected the players," Flynn said about the Lincoln speculation.

"I can't do anything about rumours. I am just concentrating on doing my job. It's not a bad job we are doing," Flynn added.

Flynn took over at Newport in March 2016 and led the club to League Two safety, having been 11 points adrift of safety when he assumed command.

Danny and Nicky Cowley
Danny and Nicky Cowley have left Lincoln City for Huddersfield Town

Last season, Newport lost in the League Two play-off final to Tranmere Rovers and Flynn has also overseen lucrative FA Cup runs.

"He has done very well since he has come in," midfielder Scot Bennett said.

"So it's only right he is going to have other clubs looking at him. As players we go out and do our jobs. If he is here he is here, if he is not, we still do the same.

"We all want him to stay and I am not sure what's going on or what has happened, if anything has happened or he has been linked with it. But as players we will go out and perform."