Allianz National Football League

Louth make six changes to team for Sunday's NFL encounter with Roscommon in Drogheda

Pete McGrath has overhauled his side for the fourth game running

Caoimhín Reilly


Caoimhín Reilly


Louth make six changes to team for Sunday's NFL encounter with Roscommon in Drogheda

Louth's Conor Grimes has been named at centre-forward. (Pic: Arthur Kinahan)

Louth manager Pete McGrath has opted to make six personnel changes to his side for Sunday's crucial Allianz National Football League Division Two encounter with Roscommon at the Gaelic Grounds.

James Craven and Eoghan Lafferty - his first appearance in almost two-years - come into the team at the expense of John Bingham and Fergal Donohoe, while Bevan Duffy has been reverted back to centre-back following Tommy Durnin's inclusion in midfield at James Stewart's expense.

Up the field, Ronan Holdcroft, William Woods and Declan Byrne have been named to start with Ciarán Downey, Conor Earley and the injured Jim McEneaney absent having begun against Cork a fortnight ago.

There are a few positional changes with Darren Marks' movement back a line from right-half to right full-back and Conor Grimes named at number 11. Derek Maguire is handed the right half-back slot having performed as a sweeper on Leeside, while captain Andy McDonnell joins Durnin at centre-field.

Louth: Craig Lynch (Naomh Máirtín); Darren Marks (Cooley Kickhams), Emmet Carolan (Newtown Blues), James Craven (Geraldines); Derek Maguire (Dundalk Young Irelands), Bevan Duffy (St. Fechin's), Anthony Williams (Dreadnots); Tommy Durnin (Westerns), Andy McDonnell (Newtown Blues); Eoghan Lafferty (St. Patrick's), Conor Grimes (Glen Emmets), Ronan Holdcroft (St. Fechin's); William Woods (Naomh Fionnbarra), Declan Byrne (St. Mochta's), Ryan Burns (Hunterstown Rovers)