Sligo captain Mark Breheny believes Sligo can once again knock Roscommon out of the Connacht Championship if they play to their potential on Sunday.
He said: “I was impressed with Roscommon against Leitrim, they won easily really. Our training has intensified since Roscommon played Leitrim because we know our opponents now and we can concentrate on them.
“There is a real championship buzz about the place now and with the good weather and the hard pitches, we are really looking forward to the game …and especially after last year.
“It will be a huge challenge for us against Roscommon. They put up a huge score against Leitrim and they had a great league campaign too, so we will have to match them all over the field, which will not be easy. We want to stay close to them as long as we can and not let them build up a lead like happened to us in the Connacht final last year against Mayo. The venue doesn’t really matter. It’s all about our performance and how we play on the day.
“There is great competition for places on the team and that’s very positive. It’s our first game and we are going in fresh and a lot of our injured players are back, which is great. We are really looking forward to the game and it’s a great honour to be the captain of the team.
“We have a lot of very good young players who played for Summerhill College on the panel now and that’s always a big boost to any panel.
“Roscommon will be very formidable opposition and we know that we will have to perform very well if we are to win it – but we did it last year and we can do it again.”