MARK MCHUGH IS expected to return to the Donegal panel for Sunday’s Allianz League Division 1 game against Cork in Ballyshannon.
The 25-year-old was back in collective training with the Donegal squad last night in Convoy.
McHugh is fully fit and understood to be in the mix for a place in the panel this weekend.
The Kilcar man has been training on his own, under the supervision of the Donegal backroom team, since December, but was integrated back to the squad last night.
Rory Gallagher, the Donegal manager, was tight-lipped about a possible return to action for McHugh, an All-Star in 2012, but it now seems as if it will be sooner rather than later.[adrotate group=”24″]
Indeed, he could well feature on Sunday when Donegal face Cork at Fr Tierney Park in Ballyshannon.
Donegal will monitor Martin O’Reilly, who picked up a shoulder knock during Saturday’s 3-15 to 0-7 win over Down in Newry, but otherwise there are no fresh injury conerns.
Eamon McGee, Neil Gallagher and Rory Kavanagh – who all came on as substitutes against Down – could be joined this weekend by Christy Toye, while Martin McElhinney is also in line for an appearance.
“It was good to get the three boys back in action,” the Donegal manager told Donegal Sport Hub.
“They all will have another two training sessions under their belt by the time Sunday comes around.
“Eamon has done more than the others, but they’re all fine and working hard.
“Martin, we just left off on Saturday, but he could have played at the weekend if he had been needed. He’s recovering from a strain.
“We wanted to get a few boys in who had been with us for a while alongside the younger faces and we’ll do much the same this weekend.”
David Walsh went under the knife last week on a toe injury and his surgeon is said to be happy with his recover, meaning the Ballintra man is in line to get back playing after the break in the League.Tags: