McCarville says Monaghan must tighten up
Monaghan v Galway
Sunday, Glennon Brothers Pearse Park, 2.30pm
PERHAPS it should come as no surprise that Gerry McCarville is concerned about Monaghan’s defence, and the fluctuations in their line up.
The Scotstown man was a constant fixture in the Monaghan defence during the 80s, and played on Championship winning teams along with current county boss Eamonn McEneaney.
Yet the Scotstown man was critical of how his former team mate’s side have been performing so far this season.
“I think Monaghan are conceding far too much. We conceded 1-15 against Louth and 1-19 against Westmeath. They may have to take a look at the defence.
“I don’t know what way the game is going these days, with the systems that are in place, but I think that conceding 1-15 in a match is too much.”
That said, Monaghan have been able to put up big scores, registering 2-24 against Louth and 2-11 in the loss to Westmeath.
They are currently sitting on four points in Division two, and considering that Westmeath, Louth and Derry are the likely candidates for the drop, Monaghan should be safe.
“When we concede a lot we are leaving ourselves with a lot to do,” McCarville said.
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