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Graham pleased with Cavan players’ attitudes

By Shaun Casey

CAVAN manager Mickey Graham insists his team won’t get “carried away” after their 15-point dismissal of an under-strength Tyrone side on Tuesday night. “We still have a lot of work to do, we’ll not get carried away with it, no more than last week when we got defeated, we didn’t get carried away with it.”

While the Breffni men won’t read too much into the result, the big margin of victory offers a chance to qualify for the last four of the competition as best runners up. “We didn’t even think about that to be honest. All we’re looking for is, the more games we can get the better, just get minutes into the legs and get game time.”

“Armagh came with a strong squad last weekend and really put us to the pin of our collar. We were disappointed after the game we didn’t get something out of it but we knew Tyrone were going to be coming back off their holiday and probably had only handful of players that showed up tonight that won All-Ireland’s.”

“Tonight was about focusing on us and what we could get out of the game and that’s what was the main thing. We knew that we had a lot of work to do after the Armagh game and to try to rectify it and the focus wasn’t on Tyrone tonight to be honest; it was on ourselves and just trying to get a performance.”

Graham has been pleased by the attitude his players have shown so far in the McKenna Cup as preparations continue for their Division Four league campaign. “I thought we showed the same attitude last week as well.”

“I thought while we didn’t have the result to show for it, I thought the attitude boys showed last week was excellent and they carried that into tonight as well and that’s all you can ask when they take the field.”

“There’ll be no easy games down there (Division Four), especially winter football as I well know, it levels the playing field an awful lot. There’ll be games where we’re just going to have to grind results out but everything’s not going to be as straight forward as that and we realise that. We’re starting to get players back every week and hopefully by the time we get to that league, we’ll have another few.”

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