Toughest tests still to come, warns Jones

March 04, 2018

Fermanagh's Ryan Jones with Carlus McWilliams of Derry.

Ryan Jones is warning his Fermanagh team-mates that their next three games in Division 3 of the Allianz Football League will be the toughest.

Rory Gallagher's charges have promotion in their sights after winning their first four games, but their remaining games are against promotion rivals Westmeath, Armagh and Longford.

"We've won seven games out of eight this year and winning breeds confidence in the team," the midfielder noted in The Impartial Reporter.

"You could arguably say though that our three toughest games are to come against Westmeath, Armagh and Longford. Westmeath beat Sligo pretty convincingly on Sunday, I think they racked up 20 points so we are under no illusion that they are going to be a step up from what we have played so far. 

"We will have to take it a step higher to try and keep that winning streak going."

The Derrygonnelly clubman continued: "If we play the way we played in the first half against Derry we will cause a lot of teams trouble, but the other side of that is if we play the way we played for the majority of the second half on Saturday night then not too many teams will fear us. 

"It is about trying to get a consistent performance for the full 70 minutes. I don't know why we haven't got that in any of our games to date because our fitness levels are decent but whatever it is, whether it is a lapse of concentration or where it is inviting teams on to us, it is something that we will definitely need to improve on."

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