Newport County boss Mike Flynn says he is under no illusions about the test Barrow AFC will pose his side this afternoon.

Exiles manager Flynn says the momentum and confidence the Bluebirds have from their promotion from the National League will make them a tough proposition.

Flynn also recalled a previous meeting between the two sides as evidence AFC are not to be underestimated.

It is the first clash at Rodney Parade between Newport and Barrow since 2013, when the struggling Bluebirds stunned the table-topping south Welsh side after home fans had worked to clear snow from the pitch.

Flynn, who is the ninth longest-serving manager in the EFL and played in that 2013 encounter, said to the South Wales Argus: “It’s going to be a tough game. Barrow have come up, are full of confidence and have some really good players.

“I don’t think for one minute that it’s going to be an easy game; I remember the last time Barrow came here and they thought it was going to be an easy game.

“We did everything we could to get the game on, and they went and beat us. They were bottom and we were going for the league in the year we went up from the Conference, so I am not getting carried away at all.”

Newport come into the game having beaten Cambridge in the Carabao Cup on Tuesday, while they drew 1-1 at Scunthorpe in their league opener.