Westmeath and Laois have both named their teams for today's Allianz Football League Division 2 clash at TEG Cusack Park (throw-in 2pm).
Sam Duncan will partner Ray Connellan in the Westmeath midfield in the absence of the injured Denis Corroon with John Heslin and Kieran Martin named in the full-forward line. Tyrrellspass clubman Ger Egan is selected on the bench which includes St Joseph's, Rochfortbridge Leinster PPS SF A winner Brandon Kelly.
Mike Quirke's Laois, meanwhile, have made eight changes to the side that fell to Kildare in their last outing of the campaign and welcome Ballylinan forward Gary Walsh back into the squad. Former U20 captain Diarmuid Whelan makes his first league start at corner-forward.
Westmeath (Allianz FL Division 2 v Laois): Jason Daly; Jack Smith, Ronan Wallace, Boidu Sayeh; James Dolan, Kevin Maguire, Jamie Gonoud; Ray Connellan, Sam Duncan; Luke Loughlin, Ronan O'Toole, Paddy Holloway; Lorcan Dolan, John Heslin, Kieran Martin.
Subs: Eoin Carberry, Ger Egan, Callum McCormack, David Lynch, Killian Daly, Anthony McGivney, Conor Slevin, Brandon Kelly, Darren Giles, Noel O'Reilly, Alex Gardiner.
Laois (Allianz FL Division 2 v Westmeath): Niall Corbett; Trevor Collins, Mark Timmons, Robert Pigott; Alan Farrell, Colm Begley, Eoin Buggie; Kieran Lillis, John O'Loughlin; Gareth Dillon, Mark Barry, Brian Byrne; Diarmuid Whelan, Evan O'Carroll, Gary Walsh.Tweet