Donegal will return to collective training at the start of December.
Manager Rory Gallagher is pleased with how his proposed panel is shaping up, with around 24 of last years squad available for next year and a host of minor and under 21 players currently on individual programmes.
Experienced players like Karl Lacey and Frank McGlynn will be available for next year, however the manager is expecting one or two more to follow Eamon McGee and Colm McFadden into inter county retirement.
The McKenna Cup starts at the turn of the year and then the league in early February with Antrim to come in May.
Gallagher is looking to develop players and see them make an impact soon but is also keen to retain the league status and battle for an Ulster title next year...
You can hear more from Donegal Manager Rory Gallagher on tonights GAA Programme with Tom Comack from 8.30pm.