Two injury enforced changes for Tyrone

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Joe McMahon will make his first Tyrone start of the season in Saturday’s All-Ireland SFC Round 2B Qualifier against Meath at Healy Park.

The Omagh man comes in at centre back for younger brother Justin, who is ruled out by injury, in one of two changes made by manager Mickey Harte.

Niall Morgan returns in goal, due to a knee cartilage injury which has ruled Mickey O’Neill out of the game, with U21 goalkeeper Sean Fox called up as cover.

Peter Harte is named at wing back, but is expected to continue in his new role as an offensive midfielder, with Mattie Donnelly, wearing the number nine shirt, switching to the half forward line.

Rory Brennan, the only member of the All-Ireland winning U21 team in the starting line-up, has been named in the half forward line, but is almost certain to play in defence.

Another U21 star, Mark Bradley, who made a big impact when introduced as a sub in the win over Limerick, has not forced his way into the starting fifteen, and must be content with a place on the bench, but is likely to make another appearance this weekend.

Tyrone: N Morgan, A McCrory, R McNamee, C McCarron, R McNabb, Joe McMahon, P Harte, C Cavanagh, M Donnelly, T McCann, R O’Neill, R Brennan, D McCurry, S Cavanagh, C McAliskey.