Revenge is on the cards for Derry

Derry will be hoping to upset the odds on Saturday and defeat the current champions in Ballybofey

Derry will be hoping to upset the odds on Saturday and defeat the current champions in Ballybofey

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DERRY travel to Ballybofey in a repeat of last years Ulster Championship Final. Last summer, the Donegal men claimed their first Anglo Celt Cup since 1992.

However, despite putting an end to their agonising wait of 19 years without winning the Ulster Championship, Donegal were heavily criticised for their negative style of play and infamous blanket defence.

Boss Jim McGuinness will certainly not complain if his charges produce a similar result on Saturday.

Standing in their way is a Derry outfit that has once again been struck down with an injury crisis. Several key players are carrying knocks and injuries to key performers such as Dermot McBride and Eoin Bradley has left John Brennan with several headaches ahead of kick off.

Nonetheless, Derry will play to their strengths and in full forward Paddy Bradley, they have a man who is a game changer. Magherafelt man Emmett McGuckin will also play a key role and his strenght in the air could prove crucial if Derry have hopes of defeating their neighbours.

Revenge is certainly on the cards for John Brennan and his panel. All of the pressure is on Donegal to produce the goods in front of an expectant home crowd. Derry will be quietly confident that they can upset the odds and claim a place in the semi final against Tyrone.

Kick off in Ballybofey is 5pm.