Wexford turn to 'Doc' for answers up front

Wexford hurling boss John Conran has opted to start David 'Doc' O'Connor in attack for Sunday's NFL tie with Laois at O'Moore Park.

Wexford hurling boss John Conran has opted to start David 'Doc' O'Connor in attack for Sunday's NFL tie with Laois at O'Moore Park.

O'Connor, normally a full-back or corner-back, is the surprise choice to lead the Wexford forward in place of Michael Jacob up front.

Barry Lambert and MJ Furlong are back in while Conran leaves two vacancies elsehwere.

Meanwhile, Laois chief Paidi Butler makes two changes up front with Canice Coonan and star forward David Cuddy both starting.

Wexford: D Fitzhenry; C Kehoe, D Ryan, M Travers; W Doran, AN Other, AN Other; R Stafford, A Fenlon; B Lambert, D O'Connor, MJ Furlong; M Jordan, P Carley, R Jacob.

Laois: K Galvin; L Mahon, Packie Cuddy, C Cuddy; J Fitzpatrick, Paul Cuddy, M McEvoy; J Young, J Walsh; C Coonan, D Cuddy, AN Other; T Fitzgerald, L Tynan, D Culleton.

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