Bonner preparing for "must-win match"

July 17, 2018

Donegal manager Declan Bonner and Dublin manager Jim Gavin.
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Declan Bonner and Donegal have switched their attention to Saturday's do-or-die Super 8s clash with Roscommon.

The Ulster champions acquitted themselves well against Dublin in Croke Park last weekend, but lost. They must win in Dr Hyde Park to keep their semi-final hopes alive:

"I just felt there was more in us, maybe it was that belief just to get over the line against Dublin," Bonner is quoted on "Maybe sometimes teams just don't perform like they should, maybe too much respect at times, but you're playing against a real quality Dublin side.

"But listen we move on to Roscommon and the end message is that we have six days to get ready for a huge battle against Roscommon next Saturday. We've got a job to do, we've got to go to Hyde Park and we've got to get a result there, and preparations begin.

"That (Dublin) game, we'll take the positives from it, it's a huge learning curve for everyone out there, a lot of young lads getting game time against that quality opposition, so hopefully it will move them onto the next level. But our attention has to turn directly to Saturday evening against Roscommon in Dr Hyde Park. It's a must-win match for us."

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