Joint Roscommon manager Kevin McStay insists that he is not looking beyond avoiding relegation from Allianz League Division One despite his side’s fine recent form.

Roscommon opened their campaign with a defeat at home to Monaghan but overcame Kerry the next time out and hammered Cork at the weekend, winning 4-25 to 3-10.

McStay’s men dominated the Rebels throughout and their fine performance may have raised expectations among their supporters.

However the Roscommon boss is keeping his feet on the ground and insists that he is not currently looking beyond survival in Division.

"Our number one priority in the short term is to secure our status, because it’s a great division to be in and we really would like to stay in it," said McStay on 2FM's Game On.

"For now our number one priority is to secure our status in Division One and after that then we’ll reassess."

"You have to look at it from this perspective - if we’re not able to handle the expectation this week and we get clipped by Down - and that’s a possibility - we’re right back in a relegation fight.

"We're on four points stuck with lots of other teams and we’ve a very tough home run; we have Donegal, Mayo and Dublin. So there’s nothing simple in this league and you couldn’t possibly be getting ahead of yourself.

"But if we secure the two points on Sunday, then we’re in a really good place to see can we clip another point out of our last three games and that would give you the potential to think further into April,” he added.

"For now our number one priority is to secure our status in Division One and after that then we’ll reassess."

McStay is refusing to get carried away based on one result however and insists that despite putting Cork to the sword, his team are far from the finished article.

Any team scoring 4-25 against Cork could feel entitled to bask in their performance but McStay still found plenty of flaws in their display.

"Obviously we’re not as good as that [result] and in some of the other matches where we didn’t play that well we’re not as poor at that, so somewhere in the middle would be a nice balance.

"The concession we gave on Sunday just took a little of the gloss off if I'm truthful, and on the bus journey home we started focusing on ‘how did we give 3-10 away?’

"It had the potential to hurt us and it didn't in the end but it would against other teams who were more on their game than Cork were on Sunday.

"In the overall sense we’d be very happy with the way the boys applied themselves, we’d be very happy to get the two points because that puts is in a very good position."