Sligo manager Niall Carew has revealed that they will be taking a different approach to their style of play in 2018.
Carew who was reappointed for a fourth year in charge last week, believes that a different approach is needed to get the county to the next level.
Speaking to the Sligo Champion, the Kildare native stated that the game has become a counter-attack style which is adopted by many of the top counties.
"We will do things a little differently. The only answer is to work harder and be a bit smarter too. People are on about game plans but game plans are very simple," stated Carew.
"It's all counter-attacking football, from your Kerry's to your Dublin's to everyone else, that's the way the game is being played. So it's about having pace and power to your game and working on that. We also need smarts in the heat of the battle too. We will also have to take the chances that come our way too.
"I don't think Sligo are far off and I've said that before. I know I'm not going to please every supporter in Sligo, but I promise to give 100%. I believe that we can win Connacht and get out of Division 3. We have the players there who can do that."