We will have more players available to choose from but while it was previously a bold move to pick the youngsters, it would now arguably be a bold move to drop them. Slane and Forbes are surely certain to start and it is probably O'Brien will move up the wing to replace Humphrey and allow a real defender - Page? - in at right back. Craigain will also start in the defence but the Reynolds/Hammell/Hutchieson queston will be giving Jim Gannon some thought.
Also worth serious consideration is Michael Fraser. While he has not been brilliant so far he has at least gained experience playing with our current defence and should be sharper than new signing John Ruddy. Gannon seems like a manager who trusts his instincts and we will hope he gets this crucial call right.
The target for the game has to be ensuring that we have a chance in the second leg and that the tie is not over by then. A 0-0 would seem the best we can hope for but if we can score, we will keep our heads above water. There will be positives and negatives to take from a 3-1 defeat.