Known for his own high standards as a player, George Dugdale is keen to impart the same drive for success in the current generation of Leitrim players as the joint Leitrim manager stressed that there is still room for improvement after the win over Waterford.
“The win was important,” George told the Observer after Sunday’s game, “but there were a lot of aspects that we still have to improve on obviously it is a work in motion but the win is good for momentum and spirits.
“It gets us back on the right track but we have a lot of work to do but a win is a win I suppose,” was the stark assessment of the Mohill man.
One thing that stands out with the current Leitrim management team is their honesty and down to earth approach but George has ambitions for this Leitrim team – “Since we’ve taken over, our policy is we’re going out to win every single game.
“Obviously promotion was out the window but we’re looking to win every game, get some momentum and it is important that we have momentum going into the championship. Next Sunday is equally as important against Fermanagh that we can build on today, improve and look for the win again, look to get confidence and morale high again.”
With one game left in the League, George is looking for a big performance with the championship meeting with London in mind – “Fermanagh are the table toppers so it would be nice to get a good performance that would put us in a position to win next Sunday but it is going to be really difficult.
“Look, we got a win today, we have some momentum, we’re going back to work hard this week, we have two training sessions, the boys are doing their strength and conditioning.
“We’ll set out our stall for Fermanagh and we’ll go in with the same attitude of looking for a good performance that will give us the chance to win.”