No surprises from the Mayo team announcement tonight, as joint-managers Pat Holmes and Noel Connelly keep the faith with the same 15 that hammered Sligo by 26 points.
The Connacht champions scored 4-17 the last time they faced Donegal in Championship fare, at the quarter-final stage two years ago.
And with Cillian O’Connor – who scored 3-4 that day – and Aidan O’Shea – who scored 3-4 in the Connacht final – named in the forwards, they will maintain a major goal threat on Saturday evening in Croke Park (throw-in at 6pm).
Donegal will be optimistic that their star players will be available for the clash, with Rory Gallagher revealing
MAYO: David Clarke (Ballina Stephenites);
Ger Cafferkey (Ballina Stephenites), Donal Vaughan (Ballinrobe), Keith Higgins (Capt, Ballyhaunis);
Lee Keegan (Westport), Tom Cunniffe (Castlebar Mitchels), Colm Boyle (Davitts);
Séamus O'Shea (Breaffy), Tom Parsons (Charlestown Sarsfields);
Diarmuid O'Connor (Ballintubber), Aidan O'Shea (Breaffy), Kevin McLoughlin (Knockmore);
Andy Moran (Ballaghadereen), Cillian O'Connor (Ballintubber), Jason Doherty (Burrishoole).