John O'Flynn keen to build on a decent start
Exeter City striker John O'Flynn has warned his teammates not to get carried away with their start to the season ahead of a tricky-looking away trip to Morecambe.
The Grecians have recorded back-to-back victories at St James' Park either side of a solid 0-0 draw away at Mansfield Town.
The results have lifted some of the gloom and negativity that was evident amongst the club's fans during the summer, when a number of first-team players departed.
However, having only played three League Two games, O'Flynn issued a word of caution when asked if City's start to the season had sent out a message of promotion intent.
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"I don't think it is a message, really," said the Cork-born striker, who scored both goals in City's 2-0 win over AFC Wimbledon last weekend.
"It is two clean-sheets, two good home performances and a decent point away from home. We have a decent squad and I think we are playing good football, but we have to take it game by game. I think you can get too far ahead of yourselves.
"Last season we were on the crest of a wave and then at the end of the season it turned out to be a disappointment for us. We have just got to keep our eye on the ball and our next game which is away at Morecambe [on Saturday]. We will be fully focused on that.
"The Morecambe game will be key for us," added O'Flynn. "We have to build on the last away performance [at Mansfield] where we kept a clean-sheet and got a decent point. Hopefully we can throw a few goals into the mix and see what happens from there."
O'Flynn and strike partner Sam Parkin have both got off the mark for the season, with Parkin netting the winner in the opening-day win against Bristol Rovers.
It has dispelled some fears that City might miss the goalscoring exploits of last season's top scorer Jamie Cureton, who left to join Cheltenham Town in the summer.
The two Exeter strikers appear to be forming a good partnership up front and O'Flynn thinks Parkin is bringing the best out of him.
"We hit it off straight away in training to be honest," said O'Flynn.
"He [Parkin] is an experienced lad and a good footballer. He has got a good brain and he wouldn't be overly selfish and that it is good for players around him.
"He is also big physical presence and that means the opposition players tend to gravitate towards him and that creates space for other players. It has been a good start for Sam and a good start for us, and it is looking good for the season.
"I had a lot of joy at Barnet when I played with Paul Furlong. It is the big man, small man tag, but Sam is a lot more than just being a big fellow. He is good on the ball and I'm really enjoy playing with him."