For a team that has blooded several new players into the setup this season, that they are one step away from a return to Division Two shows the improvements Fermanagh have made in 2021.
Ryan McMenamin has put a lot of faith in youth this year and that faith has been repaid with some strong performances.
The likes of Josh largo-Elis, Tiarnan Bogue, Luke Flanagan and Danny Leonard have impressed in the green jersey and with the quality and experience Quigley, Ciaran Corrigan alongside the return to the starting lineup of Aidan Breen and Declan McCusker, Fermanagh have the quality to get promoted.
With Eoin Donnelly and Ultan Kelm returning to full fitness, this Fermanagh team have plenty to cause Offaly problems on Saturday.
But while there is plenty to positive about in terms of the players if they don’t learn from the Longford game they could be in some bother in Tullamore.
Scoreable frees was a big issue, with 10 being converted by Longford. Fermanagh need to keep this statistic in low single figures.
Defensively, Fermanagh invited Longford into their half and got punished. They will need to be much more aggressive against Offaly, meeting them further up the field
At midfield, Fermanagh have not been as dominant in games as they were in recent years. Donnelly’s return to the side will help bolster this.
Expect Kelm to play a big role. His driving runs when introduced against Longford helped Fermanagh gain control of the game and is a huge asset if Fermanagh want to turn defence into attack very quickly.
The Derry game aside, Fermanagh’s scoring threat has been as good this year for quite some time.
Quigley will lead the line as usual but with Darragh McGurn, Corrigan and Breen all able to find the target there is a bigger spread of scores available if Fermanagh take the right option. 
The Fermanagh bench will prove vital again. Ricey has not been afraid to empty it when needed and against Longford and Cavan subs played vital roles when introduced.
Looking at Offaly, like Fermanagh, it may be a bit of a surprise they are one step away from promotion.
However, John Maughan has turned the county’s fortunes building a strong and athletic squad that remains unbeaten this year. 
Cian Farrell and Bernard Allen will have to be closely watched while the experienced Niall McNamee has provided great impetus from the bench when introduced.
The Faithful County cannot be dismissed. They claimed the scalp of Munster champions, Tipperary who were one of the favourites to come out of the southern section of Division Three but instead see themselves in a relegation scrap.
Against Longford, Fermanagh redeemed themselves following the Derry debacle.
Now they have the chance to show the Cavan victory in the first league game was not a one-off. That they are capable of performing to that level regularly.
Fermanagh’s experience at playing at a higher level in recent seasons may well come in handy on Saturday. And with a chance to redeem themselves against a possible league final with Derry all the motivation is there. 
The Erne side have come out of the tougher side of the league, have played better opposition but travelling to Tullamore won’t be easy.
They will be favourites and on Saturday they can show the progress continues with victory.