The Meath team for Sunday's NFL Div 2 trip to Ballybofey to take on Donegal is expected to be named tomorrow morning (Friday) after manager Mick O'Dowd assesses the well being of his u-21 contingent.
The Meath u-21s were involved in a thrilling Leinster u-21 FC quarter-final against Louth on Wednesday night that went to extra-0time and still finished level, 2-14 to 3-11 and featured Eamon Wallace, Padraic Harnan and Bryan McMahon, all of whom are expected to feature against Donegal.
Harnan went off late in the game against Louth, but is expected to be fit. However O'Dowd may have to weight up his options with his u-21 stars enduring a heavy schedule of five games in 16 days.
Definitely out of contention for a start are Andy Tormey, Conor Gillespie, Davy Dalton, Caolan Young, Sean Curran and Brian Meade.
Division 2 table toppers Donegal have announced one change to their team for the visit of Meath on Sunday.
Eamonn McGee is included at right corner-back with Karl Lacey making way.
Paddy McBrearty will have to content himself with a place on the bench once again despite kicking two points as a substitute in last Sunday's win over Monaghan.
Donegal (v Meath) - Paul Durcan; Eamonn McGee, Neil McGee, Ryan McHugh; Frank McGlynn, Leo McLoone, Anthony Thompson; Rory Kavanagh, Martin McElhinney; Mark McHugh, Christy Toye, Odhrán Mac Niallais; Colm McFadden, Michael Murphy, Dermot Molloy.