It is a tale of two sides in very different form when Kildare meet Louth in Drogheda this Sunday.
The home side come into this game fresh off a hammering to Monaghan last week where they shipped 1-11 in the final 20 minutes following Declan Byrne’s sending off.
Manager Peter Fitzpatrick was upset with the way in his side folded and will be expecting a different story this week.
In contrast Kieran McGeeney’s Lilywhites are full of confidence after two successive wins have turned a round their disappointing start to the league campaign.
Another win over a team that has struggled in recent weeks would bring Kildare right back into the promotion mix.
Louth will have to wait on the fitness of All Star Paddy Keenan and Ray Finnegan both of whom are struggling to be ready in time for this one.
Kildare boss McGeeney has named an unchanged line up for this one after his side’s excellent form in recent weeks.
However Ken Donnelly has announced his retirement from the panel because of a persistent knee injury.
Louth team: TBC
Kildare Team: Shane Connolly; Peter Kelly, Michael Foley, Ollie Lyons, Emmet Bolton, Morgan O’Flaherty, Hugh McGrillen, Daryl Flynn, John Doyle, James Kavanagh, Mikey Conway, Padraig O’Neill, Eamonn Callaghan, Tomás O’Connor,