Armagh ready for Rossie road trip

Back-to-back away days is a tough assignment for any team and that’s the task ahead of Armagh in the next two rounds.

Fresh off the back of claiming three points from a possible four, Armagh will hope to extend their unbeaten run.

Kieran McGeeney’s men saw off Monaghan in the opening round before snatching a draw against Mayo.

The momentum gathered from that Mayo clash, and the fact Armagh avoided defeat, sees them head to Roscommon in good form.

They’ll need to be as their hosts, the Rossies, are currently top of the table after two impressive outings.

They overcame Tyrone in round one by five-points before edging past Galway by the minimum of margins.

Roscommon have made an eye-catching start to life in Division One, following their promotion last season.

Davy Burke has brought in a host of youngsters that helped the county reach the u20 All-Ireland final two years ago.

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Rossie threat

They have a forward line that would strike fear into most defences. Armagh will be well aware of their threat.

In Enda Smith and Conor Cox they have two physically imposing figures in attack, along with up-and-coming star Ben O’Carroll.

Armagh struggled with Aidan O’Shea’s physicality the last day out and this will be another test for them.

Midfield is an issue currently for the Orchard County. Ciaran Mackin and Ben Crealey have saw no gametime while Niall Grimley is still easing back in following an injury last year.

Their forward division has been firing well however, with Andrew Murnin and Conor Turbitt really impressing in round two.

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Rian O’Neill is currently the teams top scorer while Rory Grugan and Stefan Campbell performed brilliantly against Mayo.

Ethan Rafferty has taken the goalkeeper role to the next level. He no doubt will be tested once again this weekend.

It’s a massive game for both teams. Victory will more or less secure their spot in the topflight for another season.

Armagh will travel in their droves to support their team and the Orchard County could just have enough to see this one out.

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