NEWPORT County boss Mike Flynn believes Swindon Town only need 10 wins from their final 19 games to achieve promotion back to League One.

During Flynn’s pre-match press conference – ahead of his side’s clash with Richie Wellens’ men – the 39-year-old suggested Town would also be gunning to take the League Two title as soon as promotion is achieved.

Speaking to the South Wales Argus, the Exiles’ manager told reporters he is keen to see one of the biggest clubs in the division achieve promotion as soon as possible.

However, Flynn wants his own team to delay that particular party by another game by completing the league double over Town at Rodney Parade this afternoon.

Flynn said: “It wasn’t a very big blow (losing Eoin Doyle) because they won 3-1 last Saturday.

“They are full of confidence and looking to get those wins to get out of the division as quickly as possible.

“They probably need 10 wins from the last 20 games to go up. As soon as they get them they’ll be looking to be the champions.

“They’re a big club, so let’s get them out of the league.”

And while Flynn wished Wellens luck in getting his team promoted, the Newport boss still has plans of his own to go one better than last season’s doomed play-off final defeat.

The South Walian outfit are one of only six teams to have beaten Town in the league, and Flynn is aware of just how difficult it will be to repeat the trick on home turf.

He said: “Swindon are top of the league and deservedly so. They’ve been outstanding since we beat them earlier in the season.

“They’ve been on an unbelievable run. Richie has done a very good job there.

“They’re in a very good position and, if I’m honest, I hope we beat them and they go on another run because that means they’ve beaten everyone around us.

“They’ve got a lot of good players, a lot of attacking threat.

“It’s going to be really tough, I’m not going to dress it up, but we’re in the right frame of mind to hopefully get the win.”