Chrissy McKaigue will make his seasonal reappearance for Derry in tonight's McKenna Cup clash with UU at Owenbeg (throw-in 8pm).
Manager Damian McErlain has paired the Slaughtneil dual-star with Ciaran McFaul at midfield. McFaul will captain the Oak Leafers against the Jordanstown students.
There's also a return for Loup goalkeeper Thomas Mallon after a lengthy-absence.
Derry (McKenna Cup v UU): Thomas Mallon; Eoghan Concannon; Conor Mulholland, Sean Quinn; Ryan Dougan, Eamon McGill, Jason Rocks; Chrissy McKaigue, Ciaran McFaul; Conor McAtamney, Emmett Bradley, Patrick Coney; Padraig Cassidy, Enda Lynn, Declan Hughes.
Subs: Oran Hartin, Christopher Bradley, Martin Bradley, Ben McCarron, Mark McGrogan, Padraig McGrogan, Sean McKeever.