Westmeath’s Ronan Wallace in action against Armagh when the sides met during the 2020 Allianz Football League - a game which finished in a draw.

Westmeath make three changes for Armagh test

The Westmeath team for tomorrow's All-Ireland SFC clash with Armagh (Saturday, Athletic Grounds, 4.45pm) shows three changes from the side which started the Leinster quarter-final defeat to Louth.

Westmeath fans will be glad to see James Dolan and Sam McCartan return to the starting line-up, but attacking defender Ronan Wallace is conspicuous by his absence.

McCartan missed the Louth match entirely due to illness, while Dolan's involvement was limited to a late appearance off the bench.

In addition to Dolan and McCartan, the other change in personnel sees Rosemount’s Andy McCormack drafted into the team in place of Wallace at centre-back.

Wallace has a fracture in his hand and was wearing a cast when the squad gathered for a training session in Athlone last weekend. The Multyfarnham player is named among the substitutes but whether he's able to play any part remains to be seen.

Kieran McGeeney has also named his Armagh team, with a formidable forward line featuring such players as Rory Grugan, Stefan Campbell, Andrew Murnin and Rian O'Neill.

Westmeath team (v Armagh):

1. Jason Daly

2. Jack Smith

3. Kevin Maguire (captain)

4. Jamie Gonoud

5. James Dolan

6. Andy McCormack

7. David Lynch

8. Sam Duncan

9. Ray Connellan

10. Sam McCartan

11. Ronan O'Toole

12. Senan Baker

13. Luke Loughlin

14. John Heslin

15. Stephen Smith

Subs: Trevor Martin, Jonathan Lynam, Lorcan Dolan, Kieran Martin, Robbie Forde, David Giles, Darragh Seery, Conor McCormack, Eoin Mulvihill, Daniel Scahill, Ronan Wallace.

Armagh team (v Westmeath):

1. Ethan Rafferty

2. James Morgan

3. Aaron McKay

4. Aidan Forker

5. Greg McCabe

6. Conor O'Neill

7. Jarly Óg Burns

8. Ben Crealey

9. Ciaran Mackin

10. Rory Grugan

11. Jason Duffy

12. Stefan Campbell

13. Andrew Murnin

14. Rian O'Neill

15. Aidan Nugent

Subs: Shea Magill, Ciaran Higgins, Barry McCambridge, Ross McQuillan, Callum Cumiskey, Connaire Mackin, Shane McPartlan, Conor Turbitt, Jemar Hall, Cian McConville, Oisin Conaty.