Fermanagh go into this Saturday night’s rescheduled fixture with Armagh at Brewster Park sitting two points adrift at the foot of the Division Two table.

With both Clare and Kildare both winning last weekend it leaves Fermanagh in bad need of a victory this weekend.

“Results didn’t go our way but that’s the way of this division, it is the nature of the beast in Division Two,” said Erne boss Ryan McMenamin, who believes with a bit more composure in front of the posts they could be higher up the table.

“We are sitting bottom but we beat the team at the top and with a bit more luck we could have had more points on the board.

“In the last couple of years we have got away with missing chances and we have managed to pull results out here or there but this year the chances that we have missed have come back to bite us and it probably means that the last three games are must win,” he added.

A lack of punch up front has been an issue for a number of years for Fermanagh and while McMenamin does feel it is an area that they have been improving he accepts that they need to be more ruthless.

“For the last three or four years it has been a problem for Fermanagh and it is about working at it and for us to try and get to the bottom of it. There are signs that it is getting better but we need to be more ruthless.”

Armagh travel to Enniskillen with promotion their goal and McMenamin acknowledges that it is a big game for both sides.

“Armagh have a big opportunity to go up if they get a result at Brewster Park and we have a massive opportunity to get back into the pack if we win it so it is going to be big for both sides,” he commented.

He does though retain belief that his side can get themselves away from the bottom over the next three weeks.

“We are still in with a very good chance regardless. We have six points to play for and even if we were to win two out of the next three it could give us an opportunity to stay up as every team is capable of beating any other team in the division.

“You have to have belief, we have played reasonably well football wise, we have maybe been the bounce of the ball away and it has been frustrating.

“We haven’t been beat out the gate in any game, four points is the biggest defeat we have had and that’s the sickening thing about it,” he said.

Armagh will pose a big threat on Saturday, particularly up front where they have a very talented forward line including the likes of Rian O’Neill and Jamie Clarke. And the pressing they do from the front has also impressed McMenamin.

They are fantastic at pressing the ball, they push up and they put a heavy emphasis on turning the ball over as quickly as possible. Against Westmeath in the first 15 minutes they worked so hard on getting the ball back as soon as possible and they have the forwards to hurt any team.

“We have to cut out the mistakes and hopefully we can create a few chances of our won. It is going to be a tough game,” he said.

In terms of player availability, the Fermanagh manager is hoping to have Tomás Corrigan available for the first time this season.

“Injury wise we are not too bad, we have a few knocks and niggles to a couple of the younger lads, Callum Jones and Sean Cassidy that we are working on.

“But Tomás Corrigan and Conor McGee are back. Tomás was flying on Thursday night and if we can get another couple of sessions under him that would be a big benefit for him. It is good to see him back,” he stated.