Roscommon manager Anthony Cunningham is expecting a very tough game when his team meet neighbours Leitrim on Sunday.
Speaking to People Sport, he said: “Our primary goal this year is to improve our performances from the league. It’s good to have lads like Brian Stack, Fintan Cregg, Diarmuid Murtagh and John McManus back on the panel. They are all experienced players and a big help to us.
“Competition for places on the team is very keen at the moment and that’s how we like to have it. No-one wants to be left out of the first fifteen”.
Cunningham has observed Leitrim’s progress with keen interest.
“Terry Hyland has come into Leitrim and has done a fine job and there is a huge wave of enthusiasm in the county as a result. They have to be admired for the way they have gone about their business. They will be a very tough proposition for us in Dr. Hyde Park. Our sole focus is on that Leitrim game. I am really looking forward to it and I can’t wait to get going.
“If you looked at the Division Four final there wasn’t much between the teams, and Leitrim played some great stuff so we know for certain that this is going to be a very hard game”.