Ciaran Thompson says back-to-back home games against Fermanagh and Armagh give Donegal a big chance to lay down a promotion marker.
Defeat to Tipperary in their last outing in Thurles ended Donegal’s perfect start to the Division 2 campaign.
Now, Declan Bonner’s team face Fermanagh and Armagh on consecutive weekends.
“I think Division 1 is where Donegal need to be and want to be,” Thompson told Donegal Daily/Donegal Sport Hub.
“It’s definitely a target of ours.
“We’re due a performance, but getting the two points is the main objective to get back to the peak of the table. We have two home games now to put down a big marker for promotion.”
Thompson is in his fourth year on the Donegal squad, having been first drafted by Rory Gallagher – who manages his native Fermanagh, the visitors to O’Donnell Park on Sunday.
Thompson has forced a spot in Bonner’s XV, but still has to battle to hold onto the shirt.
He said: “You can’t go out to any training with any easy. You always feel the wee tap on the shoulder. It’s up to yourself how you overcome it.”
Listen to the full interview below …