Derry travel west to Sligo on Sunday, anxious to get their Division Two campaign back on track, after being hammered at home by Laois in the last round of the competition. A Dr McKenna Cup Final success over Tyrone in the interim will most likely have banished the memories of the Celtic Park collapse.
The Oak Leaf county had made a great start to the season and wins over Tyrone and Kildare saw them touted as likely winners of this tough division. However, it all fell apart for John Brennan’s side on their latest outing against Laois. With promotion still very much a distinct possibility, the Ulster side will be going all out for the win on Sunday.
Sligo, meanwhile have been given a harsh lesson as to the gulf in class between Division three and two. A fortunate draw against 14 man Donegal is as much as Kevin Walsh’s men could muster from three outings to date. Defeats at the hands of Meath and Tyrone have left the Yeats County in desperate need of a victory this weekend. Facing Derry is not what Walsh and co would have wanted in this crucial game and the vote has to go to the visitors.