Anthony Cunningham will aim to slay the Red Hand of Tyrone as Mickey Harte’s side arrive in Dr. Hyde Park on Sunday.
Roscommon scored a memorable late victory over Monaghan last weekend, 1-12 to 13 points with Cunningham looking to make three wins in the last four weekends.
“It’s our third week in a row for us, we played in a few weeks with FBD, so that’s tricky on us” explained Cunningham.
“It’s going to be a difficult game, Tyrone really are the second best team in the country and have deserved all the accolades they got.”
“They’ll be looking to get a win, but we’ll have a good support and it’s a match we want to win”.
The last month has seen Cunningham’s side beat Galway in the FBD League final, lose by one points to Mayo in the league opener and that win over Monaghan.
“There’s been Great work done by Ian Daly, Mark Dowd, Noel Finn and the background team” declared Cunningham, “but the guys are responding, you can’t just be plotting, the guys have responded.”
“We do need to see more players and there are a few more guys to come in and they will be pushing hard for places.”
“It’s good to see Conor Devanney to come in after an injury, hopefully we’ll have Sean Mullooly and a few others, and you need a big panel.”
There are a number of areas that Cunningham will no doubt have to work on since strengthening their resolve with heavy work-rate.
Conor Cox and Tadgh O’Rourke both saw the sin bin with 10 minutes remaining, but Cunningham admitted referee Hurson was correct to use the black card.
“They just happen, there was a good few high tackles, you take those and it’s how you react” explained Cunningham, but two high tackles you just have to take it.”