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Lincoln City identify potential Danny Cowley replacement

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Lincoln City could target Newport County manager Michael Flynn as a potential replacement for Danny Cowley, the Daily Mail have reported.

Cowley is thought to be close to taking over at Championship side Huddersfield Town, with his brother Nicky also expected to swap Lincoln for Huddersfield as his assistant.

It now seems the Imps have already begun work on finding Cowley’s successor at Sincil Bank, with Newport boss Michael Flynn reportedly their number one choice to step into the role.

Flynn took over as Newport manager on a caretaker basis in March 2017, helping them to avoid relegation to the National League on the final day of the season, before being handed the job on a permanent basis the following summer.

After a mid-table finish the following season, Flynn then guided Newport to the League Two play-off final during the 2018/19 campaign, while also recording cup upsets over the likes of Leeds, Leicester and Middlesbrough during his time in charge.

Newport are now second in League Two, after winning four and drawing three of their opening seven league games of the season.

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Lincoln meanwhile sit fifth in League One, after winning four and losing three at the start of the league campaign in the aftermath of their promotion as League Two champions last season.

The Verdict

I think this could be a good appointment for Lincoln.

Losing Cowley will undoubtedly be a setback for the Imps, but that does not mean that they cannot maintain their impressive start to the season, and Flynn would surely help them do that.

The Newport boss has already demonstrated his ability to pick up a side in a difficult situation, and you feel he could do the same for Lincoln here, who have the foundations to build on with that start to the campaign.

In the same way that Cowley has seemingly been attracted by the step up to the Championship, you feel that Flynn too could be tempted to make the step up to League One level.

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