Kevin McStay believes Roscommon can challenge for promotion from Division 2 of the Allianz Football League after yesterday's 12-point victory over basement side Louth.
A win away to Clare next weekend would leave the Rossies in a strong position ahead of the visits of Cavan and Cork to Hyde Park in the last two rounds.
"I thought today would be the big day for us to get safe, but the results now have perhaps pointed us in the direction where if we can get another result next weekend that would put us in a powerful position with two home matches to go," the Roscommon manager said in the Irish Daily Star.
"I haven't seen the table, but it looks like things went our way. That's what we were hoping for, but the only thing we could control was our own two points and at half-time we were certainly in a dogfight.
"It was a great reaction by the lads in the second half and we're really happy to get the two points in Drogheda and even happier that our score difference got a big boost as well. Everything moves to Ennis now. We're delighted with the win, but it's over now and we move on."