NEWPORT boss Mike Flynn has complained his side are “throwing away” their chances of promotion.

The Welshmen allowed a 1-0 lead to slip through their hands at Barrow on Friday, losing the game 2-1, and though they remain in the play-off positions their recent form has become an area of concern.

"It's a missed opportunity to close the gap on the top three because a few results went for us," said Flynn, whose side has now lost their last three league games.

"But if we don't take care of our business then it doesn't matter what anybody else does.

"We need to realise the fantastic situation that we have got ourselves in.

"We won't do anything the easy way, it's so frustrating and we need to snap out of this and stop giving teams three points.

"We are throwing away an unbelievable opportunity."

Newport have six of their remaining nine games at home, starting with Wanderers’ visit on Easter Monday.

Flynn admits there is plenty riding on the result.

"I will never give up [on automatic promotion] until it is mathematically impossible, and now we have a big, big game against a high-flying Bolton team," said Flynn.

“They are full of confidence and we are a little bit down at the minute. It’s going to be a tough game and we need to be at our best to get the three points.”

The Exiles will be without the suspended Mickey Demetriou but defenders Priestley Farquharson and Ryan Haynes could return from injury while midfielder Luke Gambin is back from international duty.