Coggins: ‘Everyone is focused on the Roscommon game’

Coggins: ‘Everyone is focused on the Roscommon game’

LONDON manager Paul Coggins is looking forward to the upcoming Connacht Senior Football Championship clash with Roscommon at Ruislip on May 24.

Coggins is adamant that his players can deliver a ‘big performance’ against the Allianz Football League Division Two champions.  “Getting into Ruislip for training will help, the evenings are getting longer which is a help, and everyone is focused on the Roscommon game,” Coggins told The Irish Post.

“We will need to be really, really tuned in. Roscommon have lots of good players, but we will give our best on the day.  That is what we intend to do on May 24.”

Last Saturday London suffered a 1-19 to 0-8 challenge match loss to Cavan at Butlersbridge, but Coggins isn’t too bothered about the result.  “We used a lot of substitutes in the game, we were trying to give everyone a chance,” Coggins said.  “We had a good training session on Sunday too se we took a lot from the weekend.

“The result of the match wasn’t too important to us, it was more about the performance, and we got what we wanted out of our few days.

“In spells we had as much of the game as Cavan, we created chances, but we did miss some scoreable frees.  Overall it was a good experience for us.

“Hopefully we will have plenty of good in-house games and I will also try to arrange something with some of the clubs.”

A draw with Waterford was followed by an away victory over Wicklow in London’s last two Allianz Football League Division Four matches which encouraged Coggins.

“At the moment it is going as well as it can be, we know it can be tough going.  I don’t think we did as well in the League overall as we would have hoped.

“In saying that we did finish strongly, and we continue to do our best under the circumstances.  We’ve put in a big effort.  We are looking forward to the Roscommon match.”