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Roscommon manager Anthony Cunningham. Photo: Matt Browne/Sportsfile

Roscommon manager Anthony Cunningham. Photo: Matt Browne/Sportsfile

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Roscommon manager Anthony Cunningham. Photo: Matt Browne/Sportsfile

Roscommon boss Anthony Cunningham is hopeful Conor Cox will be back as they try to build on their first league win of the season when they travel to face Kildare on Sunday week.

Cox has missed the county's opening three league games with a hand injury which flared up last month.

And after finally securing their first win of the campaign, having surrendered six-point leads in drawing with Laois and losing to Fermanagh, the return of the Kerry native will be a big boost as the Rossies head to Newbridge.

"Conor will be assessed next weekend by the medics in Dublin," said Cunningham, whose side put Clare to the sword in Division 2 by 1-8 to 0-4 at Hyde Park on Sunday.

"He has a plaster on his hand from a hand injury. We hope that he will get the green light.

"It all depends on how training will then go for him because obviously he will have to be at that level to get on the matchday 26."

Roscommon's attack could be further boosted by the return of Andy Glennon in a division where the promotion and relegation battles look set to go down to the wire.

"You just look at the table, two points separating top and bottom, there is nothing between the sides so all our focus is on the Kildare match," added Cunningham.

Irish Independent