Westmeath will be hoping to maintain their Allianz Football League Division Four promotion push when visiting Fraher Field on Sunday for a clash with Waterford.
John Heslin inspired the Midlanders to victory against Leitrim last weekend, which leaves Westmeath only one point behind Wexford in the table.
Ger Egan is encouraged by how Westmeath are progressing with victories over Limerick and Leitrim achieved following the draw with Carlow: “We are two points closer to promotion, so job done, we are looking forward to next week,” Egan remarked in an interview with Midlands 103 Sport.
“The rain stayed away, the wind was strong, but I thought we dealt with it well. We worked the ball well in the first half and we used it fairly well in the second half.”
Following three relegations in a row Egan feels that Westmeath can earn promotion: “We just have to keep pushing on, getting two points on the board, keep pushing on for promotion,” he says. “That is what we are aiming for. Everyone is pushing hard, there is huge competition there. The subs that came on made a huge difference too. It is great, it is very enjoyable. We have one goal for the league and we are pushing towards it.”
“We are trying to improve one game at a time. Carlow came down and gave us plenty of it. We were lucky to come out with a draw at the end of it because they were the better team on the day. We are just trying to improve, game by game. The more points we get the closer we will get to promotion. That is where we want to be.
“Waterford, it was their first loss in the league and any away game is going to be tough. We are taking nothing for granted, every game is like a championship game, there is huge competition in the camp.”