Donegal and Antrim meet in O’Donnell Park this Saturday, in their final game of the Ulster Minor Football League. (Throw in 12 noon).
The game is a dress rehearsal for their May 15 Ulster preliminary round championship meeting and with both sides chances of making the knock out stages of the league, expect a fair bit of shadow boxing from both sets of management on Saturday.
Donegal bounced back from their shock first round defeat away to Fermanagh in their opening game to snatch a late draw with Tyrone last weekend in Omagh. Patrick McBrearty who pounced for the late equalising goal and ended the game with a personal haul of 1-7 out of 1-11 having missed the opening game with the Erne County.
Donegal were due to play Derry in Celtic Park last night in their third game of the campaign. Antrim come to Letterkenny looking for their first win of the league having lost heavily to Tyrone, Derry and Fermanagh.
Donegal manager Charlie Mulgrew will be anxious not to show his hand and will not want to give too much away ahead of the championship meeting five weeks later.
However, given that he has still to finalise his squad and come close to settling on his best XV, he will be hoping to take something out of the game.