James Kilcullen and Anthony Elding are set to make their competitive Sligo debuts in their respective codes this weekend.
Kilcullen, the former Mayo footballer, is included in Sligo's squad for their Allianz League Division Three clash with Monagan at Clones while ex Grimbsy Town striker, Elding, is in line to start for Sligo Rovers against Glentoran in the first leg of the Sentata Cup first round fixture at the Showgrounds next Monday
With Brian Kennedy, Tony Taylor and Kenneth Sweeney all in a race against time to be fit for Sligo's tough assignment in Clones, Kilcullen could be pressed into action after his recent transfer from Mayo.
Manager, Kevin Walsh, will not name his starting 15 until later in the week but he confirmed that the Ballaghaderreen man is in contention.
Walsh is anticipating what he describes as 'a savage test' in Clones.
He said: "Even division one teams don't fancy playing away to Monaghan
"It's a really tough one for us but if we can get consistency in our performance over seventy minutes, we'll be in there with a chance.
"We have a lot of work do to but there were a lot of positives in our first half display against Antrim three weeks ago.
"The challenge now is to hold that form for the full match in Clones."
Meanwhile, Sligo Rovers will be on the trail of more silverware when they get their Setanta Cup campaign under way.
Their eagerly awaited first competive match of 2014 is expected to draw a huge crowd to the Showgrounds.
And manager, Ian Baraclough, is anticipating a huge effort from his team.
"The Setanta Cup is an All-Ireland competition so it would be a nice one to win.
"We're taking the competition very seriously but we know we face a big test against Glenoran who had a great win over St. Pat's in the first round.
"Our preparations have gone well and the lads are in great shape.
"They're looking forward to getting back into competitive action and it's great to have our first game at the Showgrounds."