John McManus is delighted to have returned to the Roscommon panel.
“I really missed it when I was gone but it was a decision I had to make in terms of my career. When Anthony called me back in it was impossible to turn it down and the people at work have been very supportive, which is great.
“The panel is really competitive now. We are doing things differently and every manager has their own style but there is a big emphasis on strength and conditioning and you can see how a lot of the lads are much stronger.
“Leitrim will be stronger this year too after a good league campaign so we will have to be ready for them. I have been training hard in recent weeks and it was great to get a few club games under the belt. I was late into the panel so I am not expecting anything major in terms of the starting fifteen. Any minutes I get on the field at all I’ll be happy with as long as I can help the team to win.
“Leitrim will bring a massive crowd and hopefully it will be a nice day and there will be a huge buzz in the Hyde so we are all really looking forward to it,” he concluded.