Cavanagh fit for Tyrone Kerry relegation battle

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Tyrone captain Sean Cavanagh is fit again and will lead the team in Sunday’s must-win NFL Division One clash with Kerry at Healy Park.

Cavanagh was unable to start last weekend’s Ulster derby against Donegal due to a knee injury, and even his introduction at half-time couldn’t save the Red Hands from a ten points trouncing.

Now Mickey Harte’s side needs to beat Kerry by two points or more to avoid relegation.

The Kingdom are also desperate for a result from a winner-takes-all tie, and will lose their Division One status should Tyrone survive.

Goalkeeper Niall Morgan, who was forced out of the action by injury after less than 20 minutes of last weekend’s Ballybofey tie, is also fit to start.

Manager Harte, who declared this week that morale is low among his players, has made two changes from the team that started last Sunday.

Ryan McKenna comes in for Ronan O’Neill in the half forward line, while Conor Clarke is the player to make way for Cavanagh.

Tyrone: N Morgan, A McCrory, R McNamee, C McCarron, R McNabb, J McMahon, P Harte, C Cavanagh, P McNulty, T McCann, M Donnelly, R McKenna, D McCurry, S Cavanagh, C McAliskey.