Paddy Carr and Brendan McCole spoke after Donegal’s defeat to Monaghan in the second group game of the McKenna Cup.
Donegal took an early lead through a Joel Bradley Walsh goal but were soon pegged back by the Farney side who took their chances well, scoring eight frees and two 45s.
Monaghan went in two points ahead at the break and despite Luke McGlynn’s penalty levelling the game, they got their noses in front again coming into added time with two dead balls to win 0-15 to 2-7.
Donegal manager Paddy Carr spoke after the game and despite wanting to win, he’s happy with the progress of his side in putting in a better performance than Sunday.
Carr said: “Those games are serving a purpose for which we need and that is to give us a fair indication as to what way we’re going to go about strengthening the playing panel.
“The nature of Division 1 football and that leading us straight into the Championship, it stands to reason that one of the key things is having a strong panel and that’s what’s been in our mind.
“We could have possibly won that game but the bigger picture how we get ourselves ready going into the National League.”
Brendan McCole, who played the full game, was happy to get another game under the belt and how they played in tough conditions but says it’s part and parcel of the game.