There was strong speculation that Rory Kavanagh would start the game after some fine games before he got injured.
However the Letterkenny man will start on the bench but almost certainly will come on.
Tyrone have also named an unchanged team to the one which beat Armagh in the quarter-final.
The Donegal team is -P Durcan; P McGrath, N McGee, F McGlynn; E McGee, K Lacey, A Thompson, N Gallagher; D Walsh, L McLoone, M McHugh; R Bradley; P McBrearty, M Murphy, C McFadden.
The Tyrone team is – McConnell, McCrory, Justin McMahon, Carlin, McCarron, Gormley, Sean O’Neill, Joe McMahon, C Cavanagh, R McNabb, M Donnelly, P Harte, M Penrose, Stephen O’Neill, Mulligan.