Tyrone will again be without Stephen O’Neill as they prepare to face Roscommon in the All-Ireland SFC Qualifiers on Saturday.

O’Neill has been struggling with an Achilles injury and was an absentee in the Red Hand’s thumping win over Offaly last weekend.

The forward will hope to see action this summer, and if Mickey Harte’s side win at Hyde Park on Saturday they will have a fortnight to get ready for their next date in the back-door leaving O’Neill more time to prove his fitness.

This weekend’s clash is the third year-in-a-row that Roscommon and Tyrone have met in the Qualifiers. The previous two clashes have been won by Tyrone and in the eyes of the bookies are favoured to make it a hat-trick of wins on Saturday evening.