The Glenswilly man has been out for almost three months and it was thought unlikely that he would start.
But Jim McGuinness has put out what appears to be his strongest squad possible to stave off the danger of neighbours Derry.
Murphy has been named in midfield but it’s unlikely the big man will play there.
Eamon McGee is also in but Rory Kavanagh has not been named in the starting line-up.
Heavy rain has left conditions difficult at MacCumhaill Park.
There has been huge traffic tailbacks as far as Drumkeen for the game as people leave it until the last minute to get to the game.
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