Hyland confident of Leitrim "stepping up" in Division 3

March 07, 2019

Leitrim's manager Terry Hyland. ©INPHO/James Crombie.

Leitrim boss Terry Hyland reckons his side “are quite capable” of holding their own in Division 3 next year.

Having secured promotion with victory over London last weekend, Hyland’s charges are set to become the first Leitrim football team to represent their county at Croke Park since 2006 when they battle Derry at end of this month.

Speaking to the Leitrim Observer after the game in Carrick-on-Shannon last Sunday, Hyland says he’s confident the team can continue to improve going forward.

“I think they are quite capable of stepping up to play in Division 3, we played a number of challenge games before the season started against Division 3 teams and the lads acquitted themselves quite well against them,” the Cavan man stated.

He added: “There might be a little bit of upping the pace and they will have to get their thought process faster.

“Sometimes we don’t think as quick because we get more time on the ball in Division 4, we’re not pressed and we’re not put under as much pressure and if we can develop that side of the game, I think they will have no problem in Division 3.”

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