Daithí Regan will make his first start of the 2006 National League when Meath take on Laois in Navan on Sunday at Páirc Tailteann (throw-in 2.30pm).
The St. Michael’s forward has been out of action since sustaining a hamstring injury in the Royals’ O’Byrne Cup semi-final win over Dublin on January 22.
Regan is one of two changes that manager Eamonn Barry has made to the side that thumped reigning league champions Armagh - 0-19 to 1-09 - last time out.
Regan takes over from Rory Maguire at right corner forward, while Peadar Byrne loses his left half-forward berth to Tadhg Brosnan.
The availability of Caoimhin King and Kevin Reilly, both named in Barry’s full-back line, will depend on how the pair come through the Meath Under-21s’ Leinster championship quarter-final clash with Kildare tomorrow afternoon (Newbridge, 1.30pm).
- B Murphy; C King, K Reilly, N McLoughlin; J Donoghue, A Moyles, S Kenny; B Lynch, N Crawford (capt); P Curran, J Sheridan, P Byrne; D Regan, M Doran, B Farrell.