By Michael McMullan
DONEGAL captain Patrick McBrearty has been listed on the bench ahead of Sunday’s visit of Derry (Ballybofey 4pm) in the All-Ireland SFC.
The Kilcar mad has been back in training after a serious injury sustained against Tyrone in the league.
The one change to team from their win over Clare is the inclusion of Caolan McColgan at the expense of John Ross Molloy.
There is a stronger look of Aidan O’Rourke and Paddy Bradley’s options on the bench with Jeaic Mac Ceallabhuí listed and return from injury of Stephen McMenamin.
Donegal were 0-14 to 0-9 winners over Clare in Ennis thanks to 0-4 each from Ciaran Thompson and Oisin Gallen.
Donegal: Shaun Patton; Mark Curran, Brendan McCole, Caolan McColgan; Caolan Ward, Eoghan Ban Gallagher, Odhran Doherty; Caolan McGonagle, Jason McGee; Daire Ó Baoill, Jamie Brennan, Ciaran Thompson; Conor O’Donnell, Oisin Gallen, Hugh McFadden
Subs: Gavin Mulreany, Patrick McBrearty, Jeaic Mac Ceallabhuí, Brian O’Donnell, John Ross Molloy, Luke McGlynn, Johnny McGroddy, Stephen McMenamin, Kieran Tobin, Rory O’Donnell Dylan Dorrian