Graham says Cavan have nothing to lose

March 22, 2019

Cavan manager Mickey Graham. ©INPHO/John McVitty.

Cavan manager Mickey Graham claims there is very little pressure on his side going into Sunday's Allianz Football League Division 1 clash with Dublin, despite the threat of relegation hanging over them.

The Ulster outfit need to beat the four-in-a-row All-Ireland champions at Kingspan Breffni Park and hope that Monaghan lose to Mayo and Roscommon draw with Kerry to have any chance of staying up.

"We need a lot of things to go right," Graham told RTÉ.

"First of all, we'll just concentrate on the Dublin game. Having the All-Ireland champions visiting Kingspan Breffni Park in itself is a huge task. We've nothing to lose at this stage. We're just going to go out and express ourselves.

"Maybe you can get a result and maybe other things go your way, but you're asking for an awful lot to be honest.

"Cavan has a huge tradition. The people will come out to see the quality Dublin will bring, but they'll also be hoping Cavan can put on a performance and give them something to cheer about.

"You're talking about one of the greatest teams of all time. They're only starting their pre-season training where a lot of teams are six months into it at this stage. You'll see a different Dublin team in the championship."

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