You’d obviously have liked to go into Europe with a win but it was a stalemate in Drogheda. Was everyone disappointed with the result?

It’s a point, we’ll take it and move on. We thought parts of the performance were good but other parts obviously not so good. I don’t think either team did enough to win the game.

Did you feel that our decision-making in the final third let us down a little bit and perhaps there was a lack of a cutting edge against a dogged Drogheda side?

Yeah, our decision-making in the final third was a bit off. Our passing selection and timing of our passes was a little bit off at times on Friday and in tight games like that, you obviously need those decisions to be more on point in the final third.

A number of first-team regulars were missing so the likes of Conan Noonan came in for his first Premier Division start. How did you think he did?

I thought Conan showed glimpses of quality and showed what he’s going to be for us. We need to be careful about putting him in and out at the right times but he showed moments of real quality and I’ve no doubt we’ll see a lot more. No doubt he’ll be better for that game and learn so much from that experience, so it was great to get him on the pitch.

Justin Ferizaj is suspended but Alan Mannus was back in the squad in Drogheda so he is in contention for Tuesday?

Alan is back in. Lee Grace and Gary O’Neill should be back and the same with Jack Byrne. Jack trained on Monday and came through it OK, which is good. Neil Farrugia is probably still missing and he will be looking at next week when he should be fine.

You’ve compared Breidablik to Flora Tallinn You’ve been to watch them play in person. What do you know about them and their strengths we should watch out for?

You’ll see straight away on Tuesday that they’re a good side. They have lots of really good movement and move the ball really well. They’re a possession-based team and are really dangerous with how they move off the ball. They’re a good team and one that we’ll have to be at our very best against if we want to go through over the two legs.

Rovers beat an Icelandic side, Stjarnan in 2017 and have played a number of Nordic nations in recent times. Will that on top of the squad’s experience from playing in Europe year after year be an advantage in a high-stakes tie like this?

I definitely think it will help when we have the experience we do as a group and a club. You definitely need that in big games and Tuesday is a big game. I’m sure we’ll need all of that experience on Tuesday night and next week.

Does it excite the players and staff every year, the challenge of pitting your wits against these ‘unknown’ European sides?

It does, of course. In the league you know who you’re playing against; you play four times but when you’re in Europe it’s fresh, it’s new and with that comes excitement. Everybody is looking forward to it. We all know that European nights in Tallaght can be special nights. We know we’re against a good team but our European record in Tallaght is very good and we’ll look to continue that tomorrow. Hopefully, we can sell out Tallaght, have another special night and go to Iceland with a victory.