Longford made it four wins in a row in Division 3 of the National Football League on Sunday last with eight points to spare against Sligo at Markievicz Park but manager Glenn Ryan is not getting carried away with their recent form. He believes there’s a lot done but more to do.
“We still haven’t achieved anything,” he told the Leader. “We have had a couple of great results that we are delighted with but there are plenty of hurdles to be put in front of us that we could fall at if we start taking things for granted.”
Ryan said, “We were expecting a backlash from Sligo after their defeat by Cavan. There is no doubt that was part of the plan and part of their intention. They got the goal early on and it was crucial that we hit back quickly with a goal; which we got. And who better a man to get it only Paul Barden”
The goal that Barden scored was superb but the Clonguish man has a habit of scoring quality goals. Ryan was full of praise for his captain; “Paul Barden is something special. It’s his work-rate more than anything else that is special about him. How he still manages to get on to the end of these things after doing the work that he does is amazing.”
To see what else the Longford supremo had to say, see this week’s Longford Leader.