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Newport County move quickly to reward Mike Flynn with a new contract amid Bradford City links

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Newport County boss Mike Flynn has signed an improved contract with the club to keep him in place until 2020.

The former midfielder took over in March last year before guiding the club to the ‘great escape’, securing League Two survival on the final day.

Flynn has continued his fine work this season, turning County into play-off contenders and managing to guide them to the FA Cup Fourth Round, beating Leeds United and securing a replay at Wembley with Tottenham Hotspur.

And the club have decided to reward their manager with a new deal to keep him in place for at least another two years.

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The news arrives on the afternoon of County’s huge FA Cup replay against Premier League giants Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley Stadium.

And fans heading to Wembley may have been concerned with news of interest from League One club Bradford City in their manager.

However, County have moved quick to keep Flynn – who is very popular throughout the club – in place.

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Speaking after signing a new deal, Flynn said: “I’m delighted that the Board have agreed to improve my current deal. I’ve always said I want to build a Club and not a team and the increase in my tenure helps achieve that goal.”

County currently sit five points outside the League Two play-offs despite dodging relegation on the final day last season.

Flynn’s main goal will be to achieve a spot in the top seven, but not before enjoying a richly deserved trip to Wembley in the FA Cup this evening.