Derry include two debutants as Bradley returns14/06/2012 - 18:11:56
Derry's John McCamley and Eugene Scullion will have their first taste of SFC action in Saturday's Ulster SFC quarter-final against Donegal.
The defensive duo have been handed their Championship debuts by manager John Brennan, who is able to call on vastly-experienced full-forward Paddy Bradley.
Bradley is set to make his 50th Championship appearance for the Oak Leafers, becoming only the third Derry player to do so after Enda Muldoon and Sean Marty Lockhart.
It has been a long road back to full fitness for the Glenullin marksman who has not played a Championship match in two years.
Bradley played in the 2010 Championship but was subsequently dropped and his 2011 season was ruined by a cruciate knee ligament injury.
Looking forward to captaining his county in Ballybofey this weekend, he told the County Derry Post: "A lot of work has been done in that time (two years). I felt that, two years ago, after the whole handling with Damien Cassidy that I was treated very unfairly.
"And I suppose I came back and I did a hell of a lot of work by myself. I was in top condition last year and I think I was probably in the best condition of my life and to go out and get injured was a big, big blow.
"I've had to go back and do it all again and two years of work has gone into this game on Saturday."
However, Bradley's younger brother Eoin will miss this repeat of last year's Ulster final. He injured himself in a recent club match with Brennan insisting that he should not have played the game.
DERRY (SFC v Donegal): Barry Gillis; John McCamley, Chrissy McKaigue, Sean Leo McGoldrick; Barry McGoldrick, Mark Craig, Eugene Scullion; Joe Diver, Michael Friel; Gerard O'Kane, Mark Lynch, Enda Lynn; Conleith Gilligan, Paddy Bradley (capt), Emmett McGuckian.
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