Donegal favourites to beat Derry

Updated: June 15, 2012

Derry travel to Donegal this Saturday night for their Ulster Senior Football Championship Quarter Final, but Donegal are expected to face a much stiffer test than in their first match.

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Donegal had an easy opening round match against Cavan and although bookies favourites, and on home soil, Derry will push them to the very end.

Donegal had injury concerns earlier in the week but manager Jim McGuinness has confirmed that both Michael Murphy and Rory Kavanagh are fit for selection for the quarter final clash. “We are fortunate to have a number of players who are long-term injured and are now back training and building up their fitness,” said McGuinness. “Michael and Rory are back in the picture.”

Derry Manager John Brennan is up-beat about Saturdays encounter despite a poor league campaign with saw them relegated from division 2. Brennan too has some injury concerns with Cailean Boyle and Dermot McBride ruled out through injury, Derry will be boosted by the news that the Bradley brothers are available for Saturdays clash.

Donegal are favourites for the win but after Sligo’s win over Galway last weekend anything is possible for the underdog in Championship football.

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