Fermanagh’s Aidan Breen feels that last Sunday’s clash with Kildare is the ideal preparation for this week’s meeting with Roscommon at Brewster Park.

Fermanagh more than held their own against the Lilywhites in Newbridge but a late Daniel Flynn goal just when Fermanagh appeared to be gaining the upperhand proved decisive.

“That game against Kildare has been the perfect test for us going into the Roscommon game. Roscommon will be a similar side to Kildare and we know it is going to be another tough one. They are the Connacht champions and have been regularly in Division One over the last few years so they are going to be a quality side,” he said.

Breen though believes that Fermanagh are not short on quality themselves.

“People talked about us coming down to Newbridge to play a big physical Kildare side and they would walk all over us but we have big physical players, we have pace in the team, we have good players and we are well capable of mixing it which we showed.”

This Sunday will be the first of four home games for Fermanagh in the league and Breen will be keen for the Ernemen to keep Brewster Park a fortress with Fermanagh having been unbeaten at home in the last two years in the competition.

“We would have a good enough record at Brewster Park and no team is going to want to play us here. If you win your four home games that sets you up well and that starts next weekend. It is a massive one and we just need to get points on the board,” he added.

Fermanagh will take a lot of positives out of last Sunday’s loss to Kildare but Breen stresses that the ultimate emotion was disappointment and he states that they can’t just be satisfied with being competitive.

“We would take a lot of positives from it but at the same time we can’t be happy to just come here and lose by a couple of points, we felt we could win and we are disappointed not to have won,” he added.

Breen acknowledges that the side did a lot right on Sunday but accepts that missed goal chances were crucial.

“ I definitely think that we deserved something out of it.

“There was aspects of our game that was the best we played in a while but there was just a couple of lapses of concentration. It is fine margins. We created a couple of great goal chances but didn’t take them and we switched off twice and they took their two chances.”

And it was Kildare’s second goal that was a real killer blow for Fermanagh.

“There wasn’t much between the sides throughout but when Custard (Ultan Kelm) put us a point up it was a serious kick in the teeth then for them to come down the field and get their second goal. We had them pressed out and we had men back and credit to them they worked it well but it was just a wee switch off on our behalf and they got a runner in behind and they punished us. Good teams will do that,” he explained.

Attacking wise, while goal chances were not converted, Fermanagh did look threatening going forward.

“Darragh McGurn adds a new dimension in there, Ciaran Corrigan inside has good movement and we have pace in the side with Ultan coming from deep. I suppose it is our old problem that our finishing let us down but there was positives there.”

Division Two again looks as if it is going to be ultra competitive and the Tempo clubman agrees.

Coming into the last two games you could find yourself in a promotion battle or a relegation battle because there is nothing between any of the teams. We need to take our chances against these quality sides and as I said we need to get points on the board,” he said.