DONEGAL forward Patrick McBrearty WILL feature for the county in the 2020 Allianz League, Donegal Daily/Donegal Sport Hub can confirm.
McBrearty is currently in America, where he has been for the last couple of months for work reasons.
It is understood that the Kilcar man is due to return home in a little more than two weeks’ time.
Donegal open their Division 1 campaign on January 25 against Mayo in Ballybofey.
McBrearty will miss the Mayo game, but will be back in Ireland in the days after the fixture.
Suggestions that McBrearty could miss the entire League campaign and possibly even extend his stay in America further have been quashed.
Manager Declan Bonner confirmed that McBrearty ‘will be back as planned’.
On the opening three weeks of the League, for Donegal, home games against Mayo and Galway sandwich an away game against Meath on February 2.
McBrearty, who first made his Donegal debut as a 17-year-old in 2011, was in scintillating form in 2018 until a cruciate knee ligament injury – sustained during the Ulster final win over Fermanagh – ended that campaign.
McBrearty was back in action for Kilcar last April and he was back on song for the Championship when Donegal retained the Ulster title before exiting the All-Ireland race following a Super 8 loss to Mayo in Castlebar.
McBrearty was an All-Star nominee last year.Tags: