Roscommon manager Anthony Cunningham said that he was "delighted" to have Conor Cox in his panel after the former Kerry player kicked a crucial score in the surprise win over Monaghan.

Cox was the subject of a well publicised transfer from Kerry to Roscommon that only got the green light earlier in the week, and Cunningham was quick to sing his new player’s praises.

"We’re delighted to have Conor and that was a tremendous score at the end under that kind of pressure to slot that. We’ll want him any day because games are going  to be very tight and you’ve got to be able to win in tight situations," Cunningham told RTÉ Sport’s Adrian Eames.

Roscommon goalscorer Enda Smith was also quick to heap praise on his new teammate Cox, who scored five points from frees.

"He was outstanding. He’s been itching to get playing the last while, there was a bit of hassle with the transfer and he’s been doing well at training. I wasn’t surprised he nailed it," Smith said.

Smith was relieved to get points on the board today after Roscommon had lost narrowly to Mayo last Saturday in their league opener. 

"We’re sick of hearing we had a good performance last  week.

"We wanted points and we’re delighted we got points. It will bring us on definitely. Tyrone will bring a different type of game to Monaghan but we’re happy we got the points today."