Gerard O’ Kane is set to return for Derry after recovering from a knee injury.
Gerard O’ Kane returned to action for Derry over the week end in a challenge game against Roscommon. The Glenullin clubman picked up a knee injury during the McKenna Cup against Tyrone and subsequently missed most of the Oak Leaf counties league campaign. This is a welcome boost for Derry manager John Brennan as former captain of the side O’ Kane is a resourceful player and can play in the half back or half forward positions.
This will give the manager a number of options to choose from for the side’s upcoming Ulster Football Championship opener against Cavan on June 16. O’ Kane will undoubtedly be a starting player for the side as he is a well experienced and wise footballer. During the challenge match against Roscommon, Brennan also welcomed back Eugene Scullion and Mark Craig to the panel after they were out of action over the past few months with injuries.