Younger Bradley on road back for Brennan's Derry

EOIN BRADLEY could make his long awaited return from a nightmare of knee injuries next weekend - and help consign Westmeath to Division 3 of the Allianz Football League in the process, writes Conor McKeon.

The Derry star hasn't played since tearing both his cruciate and lateral ligaments and damaging cartilage during a training session and as a result, hasn't represented his county since last July.

The younger brother of Oakleaf talisman, Paddy, received the all-clear from a specialist recently to return to training and after a couple of impressive outings for his club, Glenullin, he is set to play a part in Sunday week's relegation battle in Cusack Park where a defeat for Derry would consign John Brennan's men to the third rung of the league.