The Wee County will have to do without the services of Shane Lennon for their vital relegation showdown with Longford on Sunday afternoon.
The Kilkerley Emmets hitman has been unable to shake off an injury he picked up before the Derry match last time out.
Also missing is captain Paddy Keenan. The Pat’s man missed the Derry match and has been forced out for the final match of the league campaign in Drogheda.
Young hotshot Ciaran Byrne of St Mochtas replaces Lennon in the full forward line as Louth boss Aidan O’Rourke pushes to secure the Wee County’s Division Two status for another year.
LOUTH XV: NEIL GALLAGHER, PADRAIG RATH, DESSIE FINNEGAN, JOHN O BRIEN, CONOR MC GUINNESS, DEREK CRILLY, ADRIAN REID, RONAN CARROLL, BRIAN DONNELLY, ANDY MC DONNELL, CONOR RAFFERTY, BRIAN WHITE, DEREK MAGUIRE, CIARAN BYRNE, KEVIN ROGERS,